Am I wearing the right running shoes?

One of the first steps to healthy running is wearing supportive running shoes. Neglecting to wear proper footwear can lead to a variety of foot problems that can cause injury and impede performance.

Feet are generally categorized into three types: low/flat arch, normal arch, and high arch. Look below to see which type of running shoe fits your foot type.

For feet with low arches: Choose a supportive shoe that is designed for stability and motion control. These shoes help to correct for overpronation.

For feet with normal arches: Choose a shoe with equal amounts of stability and cushioning to help absorb shock.

For feet with high arches: Choose a cushioned running shoe with a softer midsole and more flexibility. This will compensate for the poor shock absorption of a high-arched foot.

View a complete list of shoes and products with APMA’s Seal of Acceptance.

Need to have you current running shoes evaluated? Make an appointment to speak to one of our doctors on proper footgear for your summer activities.

Call us at (301) 441-2655 so that we can schedule your next visit with on of our podiatrists.

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