Appropriate footwear is key to preventing injuries. So, knowing your foot type is crucial when choosing walking or running shoes. To find your best shoe type, stand in front of a mirror in bare feet and shift your weight, observing your inner arch.

Flat Foot: A low or no arch, causing you to overpronate (excessive inward foot rolling). Choose a motion controlled shoe with maximum arch support and minimal cushioning.

Neutral Arch: An even amount of contact of the outer and inner half of the foot. Look for a stability shoe, which provides minimal to moderate arch support and cushioning.

High Arch: Only the outer edge of your foot contacts the floor. Your tendency to go into extreme supination (excessive outward rolling) makes a good cushioned shoe with soft mid-sole the best choice.


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