Running: 3 type of feet 3 type of shoes

Published : 29/06/2018 13:57:08
Categories : Fashion Ideas

The Types of Feet

A quick and easy test to determine your foot type. (Neutral, Pronator, Supinator)

There are different tests out there to determine the kind of runner you are and therefore, the kind of running shoes you should be wearing.

One of such test is called the Wet Feet Test. The test makes a good indicator as to how your feet absorbs the shock from the impact with the floor during landing,

Simply wet your feet and walk over a flat surface, either the floor or a piece of paper. Then make a comparison to the three figures below:

Neutral Pronator
20-30% of runners are Neutral Pronator.
Your heel strikes the floor, and while you roll towards the toes, your arch gently collapses inward, absorbing the impact.

Over Pronator:
This impression looks like the whole sole of the foot.
The arch of your foot stretches inwards too much. Thus, not absorbing the shock correctly which leaves u exposed to injuries.


Under Pronator (Supinator)
Supinator’s feet don’t flex enough to make an effective shock absorber during the run, making the impact against the floor very hard and dangerous.


The Types of Shoes

Regardless of the type of foot you have, sports companies have developed many footwears targeted at the different foot types over the years.


Foot Types

Shoe Types



Stability shoes

 Stability shoes combines cushion and support features into its design.

Motion control shoes

Motion control shoes focuses on medial support by having dual density midsoles, foot bridges or roll bars.
This medial support (inner support) slows over pronation rate.

Cushioning shoes


These shoes emphasise on shock dispersion in its midsole and outsole design. Cushion are added at heel and forefoot areas to enhance its shock-absorption properties.


The different shoes differ from one another in many characteristic, the most important of which reside in the shoe’s midsole.

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