DIY Foot Diagnosis

From Outside Magazine: All Feeds
May 21, 2013 - 3:56pm
Shoes are the only pieces of gear runners are allowed to obsess about. It's essential to get fitted at a specialty running store, where the staff can analyze your gait to make sure you're getting enough support for your foot strike. (Find a store close to you at But have a plan going in. Start by getting your feet wet and stepping on some pavement. Using your footprint and this guide, you can figure out what type of shoe you probably need. 1. Motion-Control Shoe You have flat arches and probably pronate heavily (roll your foot inward) when you stride. You need a shoe with severe pronation control, like BROOKS'S BEAST ($120), which has a wide base and hard foam on the medial midsole (inner heel) to keep your foot from rolling inward. 2. Stability Shoe You have a normal arch. You probably pronate slightly (roll your foot inward when you stride). You should look for a shoe with light or moderate pronation control, like ASICS's GT-2130 ($95), which uses a block of higher-density foam to stabilize your inner heel. 3. Neutral/Cushioning Shoe You have high arches. You probably don't roll your foot when you run. If anything, you underpronate (roll outward). You should look for a soft, shock-absorbing shoe, like SAUCONY'S PROGRID TRIUMPH 5 ($120), which has foam of the same density on all sides of your heel.

Continue reading this article »



More Outdoors News & Articles »

Outdoors Description

Everything outdoors, from skiing to huning, fishing to marksmanship, X-games, BMX, and more. Visit this page for incredible videos and images, exclusive articles on fascinating locations in nature, as well as interesting and relevant environme ntal stories.


Mikaela  Class V  USFS  Baldy Mountain  Pippa  Dean Karnazes  Paris-Roubaix  Cataract  Tanto  Specialized  Biju  Mudder  Preparedness Writing  Asafa Powell  Panhandle Rancher  Orca  Environmental  Schaffer  Ventura  Yvon  Park Service  Banff  Natural  Mount Rainier  Salsa  Baumgartner  Lim  Bradley Wiggins  Brailsford  Froome  VW  Vanagon  Lake Michigan  UL  Zoo  Olympic Training Center  Amgen  Granite Mountain  Snow  Grip  Lake  Cycling News  Cycling  Occupational Safety  High  Fitness  Garmin  Strava  Yellowstone  First Place 

Outdoors Blogroll

Backpacker   Backpackinglight   Briangreen.   Campingsurvivaltips   Gearexposure   Lookwhatididadventures   Modernsurvivalonline   Montuck   nature   Outdoorlife   Outsideonline   Paddlinglight   Ryanjordan