One of the first steps to healthy running is wearing supportive running shoes. Neglecting to wear proper footwear can lead to a variety of foot problems that can cause injury and impede performance.
Feet are generally categorized into three types: low/flat arch, normal arch, and high arch. Look below to see which type of running shoe fits your foot type.
For feet with low arches
Choose a supportive shoe that is designed for stability and motion control. These shoes help to correct for overpronation.
For feet with normal arches
Choose a shoe with equal amounts of stability and cushioning to help absorb shock.
For feet with high arches
Choose a cushioned running shoe with a softer midsole and more flexibility. This will compensate for the poor shock absorption of a high-arched foot.
Text © American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and used with permission.