Foot-shaped Running Shoes aids Feet
Shoe makers have discovered the benefits of the foot-shaped running shoe, its natural anatomic shape giving toes room to stretch naturally. In the past, some hardcore runners went as far as removing their toenails to avoid the damage created from repetitively slamming their toes into the front of their extremely narrow shoes. This created blackened toenails, which over the years became a contorted badge of honor for the most hardcore of runners. Fortunately the creation of these foot-shaped running shoes will allow for comfort and balance of the foot, while keeping toes from being ruined. Shoes include the ZEMgear Terra Tech, Altra Paradigm, Topo Runduro, and Merrell Bare Access Trail.
It’s always best to know all the facts before you buy a new pair of running shoes. If you’re a runner looking for advice about what kind of footwear to get, speak to podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality treatment.
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.
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.
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