What is a neutral shoe?
Neutral running shoes are designed for people who do not have significant overpronation or supination. Their foot strikes the ground in a neutral, central position. This means the ankle remains aligned with the knees and hips with each step.
What is a stability shoe?
Stability shoes are designed for people whose feet slightly roll inward (overpronate) while standing and walking. Stability shoes are designed in a way that allows them to offer better support for the midsole of the shoe, making them a preferred option for people who mildly pronate. The midsole posting support in stability shoes brings the foot into a more neutral position.
What is a motion control shoe?
Motion control running shoes are those that are designed for people who have more significant pronation, or hyperpronation – meaning their feet roll prominently inward. Motion control running shoes help to get feet into better neutral alignment under the arch and at the heel of the shoe.
Which shoes are the best for me?
Please speak with one of our excellent physical therapists to get your foot type and gait analyzed for recommendations. You may also go to one of our local walking/running shoe stores such as Sole Sports, Cadence Running Company, or the Runner’s Den to try on shoes to assess your needs and comfort.
How long should I wear my shoes before getting new ones?
The recommendation is that shoes should be worn for 300 to 500 miles. It depends on your vigor of activity and the care provided for the shoes.
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