mike-moreuMike Moreu runs in a pair of leather sandals that he made himself, using the ideas of a Mexican Native American tribe called the Tarahumara. The leather in the shoes become reshaped with use, and eventually become naturally fitted to the wearer’s feet.
Moreu was inspired to create the shoes after reading about the negative effects of extra-cushioned footwear in Christopher McDougall’s popular book Born to Run. “Training for marathons, I used to lose toenails and get blisters all over, but now my feet are completely unscathed, plus there is no chafing,” he said.
When choosing a running shoe, you should be aware of what kinds of footwear go with your type of feet. For help understanding the different kinds of running shoes, speak to a podiatrist like Dr. Neal Mozen of Foot HealthCare Associates. Dr. Mozen can help you identify your foot type and assist you in deciding what type of footwear to get.
Choosing the Right Running Shoes for Your Foot Type
Running is a physical activity although fun, can put a lot of stress on the joints, bones and ligaments of the body. Injury and stress on the foot can be an important factor on which kind of shoe you’re wearing. Running shoes should be worn based on your foot type. It is important to find out what fits you based on cushioning, stability and motion.
Determining your type
Speak with a shoe specialist or retail professional to see what your foot type is. They will be able to identify and measure your arch type, stride and gait.
Running Mechanics
When you are running or walking in your shoes, every step determines how your foot is landing. Pronation is the natural rolling of your ankle from outside to inside during foot strike.
Pronation is a correct form of walking or running. It helps absorb shock and store energy from your lower extremities. Neutral runners who pronate correctly do not need specific shoes, since they have stability and control.
those people who run with excessive ankle rolling. Over-pronators tend to have ankles that angle inward, flat feet, and or bowed legs.
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