Get to Know Your Feet
You have a NORMAL FOOT if…
- Your footprint has a flare but shows the forefoot and heel connected by a wide band.
- Your foot lands on the outside of the heel, then rolls inward (pronates) to absorb shock. Runners and walkers with a normal foot usually have a semi-flexible arch that requires shoes with varied degrees of support.
Best Shoes for you. Stability shoes with moderate control features such as a two density midsole.
You have a HIGH-ARCHED FOOT if…
- Your footprint shows a very narrow band connecting the forefoot and heel.
- Your foot usually doesn’t pronate enough, so it’s not an effective shock absorber.
Best Shoes for you. Cushioned shoes with plenty of flexibility to encourage foot motion. Stay away from motion control or stability shoes which reduce foot mobility.
You have a FLAT FOOT if…
- You have a low arch and leave a nearly complete imprint. That is, the imprint looks like the whole sole of the foot.
- This imprint usually indicates an overpronated foot that strikes on the outside of the heel and rolls inward (pronates) excessively. Over time, this can cause many different kinds of overuse injuries.
Best Shoes for you. Motion control shoes, or stability shoes with firm midsoles and control features that reduce the rate of pronation. Stay away from highly cushioned curved-lasted shoes that lack stability and control.
Find Your Shoe Type
This category represents the majority of features necessary for a well-balanced blend of cushioning and support. Each shoe in the category offers a specific form of cushioning, such as Asics Gel, or Nike Air as well as structured motion control features designed to help reduce the degree and rate of pronation.
Stability shoes are suited to medium and low-arched feet.
With an emphasis on cushioning, this category offers shoes for runners and walkers with fewer biomechanical problems who require less support. Suggested for people with rigid high arches and a more efficient foot strike. Also great for walkers and runners who utilize orthotics or custom footbed inserts and require less motion control.
Cushion shoes are suited to high-arched feet.
This category offers product which helps protect against excessive pronation and offers a cushioned ride. These shoes incorporate major support features such as dual density (harder) rubber on the medial side of the shoe, as well as a wider, more supportive base. Those who need additional support and may require orthotics will appreciate the combination of cushioning and stability in a motion control shoe.
Motion control shoes are suited to a low arch or a flat foot.
This category offers products designed for those who train on a variety of on and off road surfaces. These shoes combine cushioning and support technologies with emphasis on flexibility, traction, durability, and water resistance. Great for outdoor enthusiasts who demand a rugged yet comfortable shoe for a variety of outdoor-active uses.
All season shoes are suited to high-arched and normal-arched feet.
An elite category of shoes built for more performance-oriented runners who seek the ultimate in lightweight shoes for faster paced training. These shoes incorporate special weight reducing features such as minimal reinforced uppers for lightweight support with greater flexibility, and lower midsole materials for an extremely responsive ride.
Speed shoes are suited to high-arched and normal-arched feet.