Running has been an activity which helps many people with, not only their fitness and health but also, their happiness and outlook on life. To go for a run is to open the gate for great endorphins to roam about in your mind, to make you happy and satisfied when it comes to contemplating life and thinking about those around you. However, running can also cause misery.
Many runners tend to neglect the health of their feet leaving them prone to shin splints which can put a stop to their running days for weeks, or sometimes months on end. This is going to stop by the time you read this article because it is going to give you a solution to your problems. This article is going to be a guide on how to choose the best running shoes.
The Three Types Of Runners
There are three types of feet in which determines the way you run and the right shoe you should purchase. There are also four different types of running shoes; these are stability, performance, neutral, and minimalist and your experience with these will, like the former, be determined by your foot style.
For those of you who walk with flat feet, then you are what is known as a flat footed runner. These means that when you walk or run, your footprint would, theoretically, be that of the whole sole. There can be numerous reasons for this, but the most obvious and straightforward one is that you over pronate your foot which can cause future issues. To prevent and solve this, the best type of shoe to purchase is a pair which has high stability and firm midsoles which will help with your overpronation.
The Normal Foot
If you possess, what the running industry calls, a normal foot then this means that you walk, or run, with all your weight bearing on the outside of the foot in which it then rolls inwards to
prevent the prevent the shock which will be triggered each step. Shoes that are recommended for this type of foot are stability shoes.
The final foot type is the one who walks with a high arch, i.e. one that has a very thin absorption base. These types of feet suffer from shin splints the highest due to the lack of absorption of shock, and therefore, your guide on how to pick the best running shoes would start with trying to counter this, what one would call, under pronation. The shoe to perform this issue would be a very thick cushioned shoe which comes in the form of a neutral shoe.