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How To Choose Running Shoes

HOW TO CHOOSE RUNNING SHOES IDENTIFY YOUR RUNNING SHOES ROAD RUNNING For pavements and surfaces with only slight irregularities Light and Flexible Cushions or stabilizes feet TRAIL RUNNING For off road routes Enhanced with aggressive outsoles for solid traction Fortified to offer stability, support, and underfoot protection DETERMINE YOUR FEET TYPE MEASURE SIZE AND WIDTH OF YOUR BARE FEET USING A BRANNOCK DEVICE CHECK ARCH OF THE FEET BY DOING THE WATER PRINT TEST Wet the sole of your feet Stand on a sheet of cardboard or paper Pour water into a shallow pan Wet the sole of your foot Step onto a piece of paper Check the imprint FOUR TYPES OF FEET ARCH HIGH ARCHES MID ARCHES LOW ARCHES FLAT FEET WITH NO ARCHES WATCH HOW YOUR ANKLES MOVE Pronation affects the sideways motion of your foot as it propels the foot forward. In other words, pronation is how a runner's foot rolls laterally between footfall and toe-off. There are four kinds of pronation. UNDERPRONATION Underpronation is when the foot rolls outwards between footfall and toe-off. Underpronation is also known as supination. MILD OR NEUTRAL PRONATION A neutral pattern is when little rolling occurs between footfall and toe-off. OVERPRONATION An Overpronator is predisposed to an inward rolling motion as the foot progresses toward toe-off. SEVERE OVERPRONATION A Severe Overpronator has exaggerated inward rolling and poor shock attenuation. CHOOSE THE CORRECT SHOE BY FEET TYPE FEET TYPE FOOT MECHANICS SHOE TYPE RECOMMENDATIONS Saucony Triumph ISO Under pronation High Arch Neutral or Supination ASICS GEL-Cumulus 16 Mid Arch Neutral Pronation Guidance New Balance 1260v4 Low Arch Overpronation Stability Brooks Beast 14 Flat Feet Severe Overpronation Motion Control (No Arch) KNOW HOW YOUR SHOE FITS 1 WIGGLE ROOM You should have about a thumb's width of room between the end of your longest toe and front of the shoe. 2 HOLD IT > Look for a secure, comfortable fit through the midfoot. Imagine a hand gently holding your foot in place. 3 THE HEEL DEAL There should be little or no slippage at the heel. TIME IT • Try on the shoes at the end of the day, when your feet are at their largest. TIE YOUR LACES LACING TECHNIQUES HAMMER TOES HEEL SLIPPING HIGH ARCHES CAT'S CRADLE Lifts up toe box to help keep toes from curling down. Locks heel into place to reduce blisters caused by Removes pressure points on sensitive nerves on the top of the foot. The world record cat's cradles is 27,200 in 21 hours. excess heel movement. KNOW SOME COOL FACTS АBOUT YOUR FOOT 1/3 of your bones are in Foot and your forearm are of the same length. length correlates to height in men, but foot your feet. width correlates to height in women. SOURCES ACTIVE // American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society // ASICS // ASICS // Blog on Passionate Running // Brooks // Competitor // Nationwide Children's // New Balance // OMG Facts // REI Blog // Road Runner // Runblogger // Runners Need// Runners World // Running Shoes Guru // Running Warehouse Blog // Saucony // Strength Running // The Running Advisor // Web MD // Wikipedia // Wikipedia // Wikipedia // Wikipedia // Wikipedia // Infographic Provided By: B blogmilk

How To Choose Running Shoes

shared by danielayers on Jul 24
Did you know that 1/3 of your bones are in your feet? Find this and many more fun facts about your feet and choosing running shoes in our new infographic! We've added "share" buttons for Pinteres...




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