The Balanced Athlete Blog: How should running shoes actually fit?

Here is an article that I cam across that I thought might be worth passing on. Its a few years old, but still an interesting read.

I’m narrow, with no arch, and every time I buy shoes they feel great in the store, but when I get home…

“There’s the size shoe you can put
your foot into, and there’s the size
shoe you should put your foot into.”
– Max F.
Accuracy in the shoe fit process can eliminate a poor investment in a tool (running shoe) that’s designed to protect the runner, or walker, from being run over by the terrain. Each individual has different needs, some need alignment, others need a high volume shoe. Some don’t need alignment, and some want to run with as little as possible between their foot and the ground. The specific bio-mechanics and comforts of each person are important characteristics addressed during the fit process. 

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The Balanced Athlete Blog: How should running shoes actually fit?.

One comment

  1. Kyle Batters says:

    I would recommend visiting a running store and having an employee look at your feet to give you a good idea of what category your feet fit in. If you have serious foot complications like extreme pronation, fallen arches, etc I would recommend visiting a foot doctor, as running shoes by themselves might not be enough. You could require orthotics, or even just simple strengthening exercises to get and keep you on your feet.-

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