Because supinated feet exist, supination-friendly shoes should exist also, and they do! You just have to know how to pick them. Your foot is special and should thus be treated with the right amount of grace and respect that it deserves.
There are different types of feet but a supinated foot, though unique, is not uncommon. It is characterized by a foot rolling upwards with an elevated arch. Because of this, the owner of a supinated foot should wear shoes that are different from a neutral footed person, or at least take better caution while choosing the type of shoe that they wear.
Factors To Consider When Choosing Running Shoes For Supination
Choosing a shoe that has stability means that the shoe should have great traction, have great support for the foot and maybe even provide extra support when laced up or strapped on. Without stability or great support from the foot, the adverse effects of supination may become worse or begin to affect the person with the supinated foot.
A stable shoe will prevent the foot from rolling outward when running. When the foot roll outwards, great injury can be sustained. To know if a shoe has great stability, you should take your time. Wearing the shoe and maybe even doing a few steps will allow you to predict the support and stability of the shoe when running.
The way a supinated foot handles shock while running is usually different from how a neutral foot would. Finding the right cushioning for the shoe reduces the amount of shock that the foot receives before the shock reaches the rest of the body.
The injury caused from running on the outer part of the shoe is uncomfortable and in plenty of cases very painful. After all, no one ever smiled because they had a shin splint. When cushioned properly, not only will the shoe be comfortable to run in, it will also ensure that you are not running on the outside of your foot and that your arches are not rolling upwards.
The shape of the shoe also has a great effect on benefits to the supinated foot. The shoe should have curve lasts so that even with cushioning, the shoe gets great rest and the owner of the shoe gets stability and less risk of injury.
Flexibility is everything when looking for a great shoe. Do not shy off from bending the shoe a little bit to see if the shoe is going to be able to accommodate movement especially when you are on the move.
It is important to also observe the material that has been used to make the shoe. Is it breathable like nylon mesh? Synthetic leather is also a great pick when choosing running shoes for supinated feet. On this note, the lighter the shoe, the easier it will be to run in so the supinated foot suffers less in a lightweight shoe.
Because of supination, the shoes of an owner of a supinated foot tends to wear out their shoes faster. Because of this, you should look for a shoe that is going to assure you great service and for a long time. The more wear on a shoe, even one designed for a shoe, the higher the risk of supination and its effects. It is therefore imperative to choose a shoe that is pocket friendly but still able to serve for a long time.
The goal when looking for a shoe for supination is to focus on shoes that are going to cause any pain or do nothing in rectifying supination while running. Because of this, the choices left are to either choose a shoe that offers support and is shaped to promote pronation, or to find shoes that offer support for the shock the foot and joints receive. Other than that, the shoe should be durable and pocket friendly.
All things considered, do not forget that you need to look good. So, while putting all these things into consideration, remember to choose the right color and a good-looking shoe that is going to have you hitting the tracks with the confidence of an army ten thousand men strong. Stay safe, love your feet!