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Kinds of Running Shoes

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 00:00

If you are a runner, then it is imperative that you select running shoes that are providing your feet with the kind of support that they deserve and need. There are several different broad categories of different running shoes that you might consider buying depending on your precise needs. For example, one main type of running shoe is known as a neutral running shoe. This shoe is primarily meant to absorb shock and feature arches that have medium height. Additionally, another kind of running shoe is known as a stability running shoe. These shoes can be particularly helpful to individuals who are prone to having their feet roll inward and outward during runs. Lastly, there are cushioned running shoes that are particularly beneficial to individuals that strike their heels forcefully when running. Individuals with high heels also can benefit from wearing this kind of shoe. Contact a podiatrist today for more information about different types of running shoes.


If you are a runner, wearing the right running shoe is essential. For more information, contact one of our podiatrists from Cascade Foot & Ankle. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type

To increase performance and avoid the risk of injury, it is important to choose the right running shoe based on your foot type. The general design of running shoes revolves around pronation, which is how the ankle rolls from outside to inside when the foot strikes the ground.

  • Neutral runners are able to choose from a wide variety of shoes, including minimalist shoes or even going barefoot.
  • Runners who overpronate, or experience an over-abundance of ankle rolling, should choose shoes that provide extra motion control and stability.
  • Runners who underpronate, or supinate, have feet that have high arches and lack flexibility, preventing shock absorption. They require shoes with more flexibility and cushion.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Yakima and Ellensburg, WA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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