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Traditional and Trail Running Shoes Are More Similar Than You May Think

running-shoe8Diverse running shoes are worn from time to time for numerous grounds a runner runs on. Nevertheless, not all sorts of running shoes are extremely distinct from one another.

According to copyeditor Linzay Logan of Competitor Magazine, traditional running shoes and trail running shoes are not that unalike from one another since both are intended to shield your feet. The main alteration amongst a trail running shoe and a traditional one is that a uneven, gravelly path requests a sturdier shoe like a trail sneaker. David Harkin, owner of the Portland Running Company states, “Unless you’re running in very rugged terrain, choosing a trail running shoe that is similar to your road running shoe is best.”

When beginning a new exercise regimen, such as running, it is recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Brad Bachmann of Louetta Foot and Ankle Specialists, P.A. Dr. Bachmann will not only provide you with recommendations for the appropriate footwear to use while running, but can also treat and care for all your foot injuries.

Choosing the Right Running Shoes for Your Foot Type

Running is a physical activity although fun, can put a lot of stress on the joints, bones and ligaments of the body. Injury and stress on the foot can be an important factor on which kind of shoe you’re wearing. Running shoes should be worn based on your foot type. It is important to find out what fits you based on cushioning, stability and motion.

Determining your type

Speak with a shoe specialist or retail professional to see what your foot type is. They will be able to identify and measure your arch type, stride and gait.

Running Mechanics

When you are running or walking in your shoes, every step determines how your foot is landing. Pronation is the natural rolling of your ankle from outside to inside during foot strike.

Pronation is a correct form of walking or running. It helps absorb shock and store energy from your lower extremities. Neutral runners who pronate correctly do not need specific shoes, since they have stability and control.

To learn more on under and over pronators, please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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