Have I got the right shoes?
I'm here because I noticed a lot of sites are advertising shoes either under 'motion control' or 'stability' without explain either. here's what I found :
This was found at http://www.ehow.co.uk/facts_5937539_motion-vs_-stability-running-shoes.html I've reprinted without the adverts that appeared every other line....
BasicsBoth stability and motion control shoes are helpful for the over pronator. Over pronation is when the foot rolls inward past the point that is healthy for your ankles, lower legs, knees and lower back. Which shoe you choose depends on your arch and how much you pronate.
Stability Stability shoes are for the mild to moderate over pronator who has a normal-sized arch. The stability shoe reduces pronation and provides firm support to the arch.
Motion Control A severe over pronator with low arches (flat feet) would probably be better served by a motion control shoe. These shoes, in addition to reducing pronation, have a very wide base for support. Motion control shoes provide rigid support to the arch.
Thing to ConsiderIf you wear prescription orthotics, these inserts probably add motion control to your shoes already. So, you may be able to choose a stability shoe or even a neutral shoe instead of a motion control shoe--even if you have low arches and severe over pronation.
Choosing the Best Shoe A speciality running store should be able to analyse your gait and help you find the shoe that is best for you. When you purchase your shoes, know the return policy so that if the shoes are uncomfortable or cause pain, you can return them.Personally, I just walked indoors in bare feet and watched what happened to my foot and ankle as I walked. as it hits the floor and while your body moves over the foot to the point when it lifts off, you should be able to see if your ankle collapses, has no arch etc..
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