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Are your sneakers for running comfortable? Part 2

Running shoes may vary depending on the type of exercise – regular running, treadmill, running long distances, running on rough terrain (namely this type of sneakers are particularly suitable for the relatively poor weather conditions such as rain and mud. Their only disadvantage is that they are almost no “breathing” and excessively chafe the feet, which can lead to unintended consequences such as fungi, for example).

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For the various runners there are different types of shoes, mainly divided into three types:

• Shoes that control the movement – they are with soles with thinned shape, relatively hard, in the middle they have a built-in, supporting the arch pads to prevent distortion of the foot inward.

• Springy shoes – they have soles with a greater curve and are relatively soft in the middle part. They support the process of stepping on the entire foot and are intended for people who tread mainly on the outer edges of their feet.

• Shoes for additional durability – they represent a compromise version. They have a semi curved shape and some medial prop, making them ideal for athletes with proper pronation of the foot.

When choosing shoes, pay attention to:

• The weight of your body;

• The way you move;

• The type of surface on which you intend to run;

• The shape of your feet.

How to find out what is your form?

The method is extremely simple and efficient. It is necessary the next time you exit the bath or shower, to note the wet footprint, which has formed by your feet on the floor. If the heel, the front part and the outer edge of the foot were printed and the arch not, that probably means that you have normal arches.

However, if your entire foot, including the arch, has left its mark, this definitely means you have flat feet. It is known that this kind of foot tends to excess pronation, i.e. when moving the feet bend inward.

The last case is when between the prints of the heel and forefoot there is no connection, this most likely refers to the so-called high arches. People with established such a peculiarity of the feet often have over pronation of their feet (step mostly on the outer edges).

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