Determining Correct Shoe Typehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h0BrkOeFbk
There are three basic categories of shoes: cushion, stability, and motion control. The main differences between the three types is the level of stabilization that they have. Stabilization refers to what extent a shoe prevents a foot from pronating (rolling in). In order to stabilize a shoe, certain parts of the shoe are reinforced. Pronation is generally when feet flatten and roll in because of flexible arches and or ankle mechanics. The opposite is supination, when a foot rolls to the outer edge. A foot that does neither is said to be neutral.
Cushion Shoes - This type of shoe has little or no pronation protection, or stabilization. It is for the foot that rolls to the outer, lateral edge or is neutral.
Stability Shoes – This type of shoe has a moderate amount of pronation protection, or stabilization. It is for the foot that rolls to the inner, medial edge to some degree.
Motion Control – This type of shoe has a large amount of pronation protection, it is heavily stabilized. It is for the foot that rolls to the inner, medial edge to a large degree.
Cushion Stability Motion Control - Stepping on tile or paper with a damp foot will leave a silhouette similar to one of the options above. Matching this to a shoe type will help to focus your choices.
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