Debunking the Myth of Running Shoe Selection

The Flawed Model of Running Shoe Selection Magazines, shoe stores, and shoe manufacturers have long prescribed running shoes based on an individual’s arch type. Normal levels of supination are needed to generate force upon push off, while pronation helps to absorb the force of heel strike. Some people have foot shapes that are more at one of the ends of the spectrum, though: based on the...Read more

What exactly is foot pronation?

Foot pronation describes the motion of the foot after it strikes the ground. It is part of a person's natural movement that helps the lower leg deal with shock. Every person pronates to some extent and it is necessary in the normal walking cycle as it allows the forefoot to make complete contact with the ground. Some people pronate more (overpronation) or less (underpronation) than others. What...Read more

Feet First

Like most things in life, a strong and balanced foundation is crucial and this also applies to the human body. The solution to some of the body's most nagging ailments could quite simply be resolved by wearing the right type of shoes for your type of body and its mechanics. Pronation is the term used to describe the normal motion of the foot when it strikes the ground during the gait cycle...Read more