Thanks to the American Podiatric Medical Association, loads of great foot & shoe information is easily available! Wondering “Which Running Shoe is Right for You?,” check out APMA Seal accepted shoes @ apma.org.
One of the first steps to healthy running is wearing supportive running shoes. Unstructured shoes are not healthy for most. If you have biomechanical issues, excess weight, or any foot abnormalities, please wear a running shoe with adequate support & cushion. Neglecting to wear proper footwear can lead to a variety of foot problems that can cause injury & limit performance.
Feet are generally categorized into three types: low/flat arch, normal arch, & high arch. Look below to see which type of running shoe fits your foot type.
1. For feet with low arches: Choose a supportive shoe that is designed for stability & motion control. These shoes help to correct for overpronation.
2. For feet with normal arches: Choose a shoe with equal amounts of stability and cushioning to help absorb shock.
3. For feet with high arches: Choose a cushioned running shoe with a softer midsole & more flexibility. This will compensate for the poor shock absorption of a high-arched foot.
Looking for a pair of running shoes that fit your feet? View a complete list of shoes and products with APMA’s Seal of Acceptance.
What running shoes are my family & friends wearing?
Currently we are in (& loving) Adidas Supernova Boost finding it great for a high arch wide forefoot and the Asics GT 1000 a tried & true comfortable, lightweight shoe great for varied foot types. As a podiatrist, I am drawn toward a dual density midsole, high cushion & lightweight shoe. The shoe that tops Asics best selling list & tops my friends & family list is the Asics Gel Kayano.
Which running shoes do you love? Any shoes questions? Just ask!