NOW:53146:USA01489
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01489
63°
H ° L °
Clear | 0MPH

Local Chiropractors Discuss: How to Pick Running Shoes

May 22, 2014

How To Pick Running Shoes

Running is wonderful cardiovascular exercise and a popular workout choice for men and women. Just as a carpenter requires the right tools for his trade, the right pair of running shoes is essential for both the casual and the serious runner. There are some things to consider when purchasing a running shoe.

How far and often will you be running? If you are a casual runner (less than ten miles per week), then a basic running shoe will be fine. If you are training for a marathon, consider making a true investment in your running shoes for optimal performance.

Consider the arch in your foot. Those with a high arch, need a running shoe with a curved shape. If you have an average arch, a semi-curved shoe might be the best fit. Those with a low arch or flat feet need a straight shape shoe. It is best to wear a custom-made foot orthotic. The doctors at Pewaukee Family Chiropractic are able to examine and measure you for the best removable foot orthotic to be worn in your running shoes.

Understand pronation, which is the rolling of the foot from heel to toe through the foot strike. A proper or neutral pronation is hitting the outside of the heel and up to ball of your foot evenly across the front. This is how your foot reduces the stress of impact.

Underpronation means that the outside of your foot takes most of the shock instead of finishing in the neutral position.

Overpronation is too much roll across from the outside to the inside of your foot.

To determine your level of pronation, look at the shoes you walk or run in. Most everyone will begin on the outside of the heel, the real indicator is the wear on the forefoot. If most of the shoe wear is:

• On the medial (inside) side then you Overpronate

• On the lateral (outside) side then you Underpronate

• Uniform across the forefoot then you have a Neutral Stride

Where will you be running? Most people run on pavement or sidewalks, so most running shoes are designed with this in mind. However, if you are going to be running on uneven or softer surfaces (such as mountain trails or grass), look at shoes intended for those kinds of surfaces.

Shop for running shoes late in the afternoon, as feet are at their peak size at this time of day. When trying on the shoe, make sure there is a full thumb width between the end of the longest toe and the end of the shoe. In a properly fit running shoe, the toe box will allow the toes to move freely. The heel should not slip or rub against the shoe and the sole should flex with ease where the foot flexes.

Go to a store that specializes in running shoes or at least to a sporting goods store. The sales associates will be able to help you make a decision on the best shoe for you.

If you run often, consider purchasing more than one pair of running shoes. This way, you can rotate them. If you run often, your shoes should be replaced every six months or so.

Do consider price so your budget isn’t blown, but don’t sacrifice comfort and durability in the process.

Runners have a wide selection of styles, colors and levels of comfort from which to choose when looking at running shoes. Remember, whether you are a casual runner or a serious runner, comfort and excellent support are essential for the best performance!

For more information contact:
Dr’s Brad and Mandy Pearce
Pewaukee Family Chiropractic
1001 Cecelia Drive Pewaukee, WI 53072
Phone: 262-695-9206
Email: pewaukeefamilychiropractic@hotmail.com
www.pewaukeechiro.com

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Why no help for schizophrenic girl in Slender Man stabbing? 7/3

» Parade, fireworks highlight Fourth of July festivities in Waukesha 7/3

» Waukesha Police Report: July 2, 2015 issue 7/2

» Waukesha woman accused of stabbing boyfriend: 'you mess with me, you get cut' 7/2

» Several animals die in Waukesha house fire 7/1

» Committee moves proposed downtown Waukesha apartment forward 6/30

» Jury trials scheduled for Waukesha gas station homicide suspects 6/29

» Waukesha's water application draws key support 6/27

» Woman given 12 months probation for downtown Waukesha stabbing incident 6/26

» Judge sentences Waukesha woman who beat daughter to probation 6/25

» St. Mary's holding annual three-day church festival this weekend in Waukesha 6/25

» Environmental groups remain opposed to Waukesha request for lake water 6/25

» Waukesha Police Report: June 25, 2015 issue 6/25

» Woman who drove car onto railroad tracks in Waukesha sentenced to jail 6/24

» Rep. Chris Kapenga wins District 33 Republican state Senate primary 6/23

» Tribute Tuesday concert series kicks off in Cutler Park 6/23

» Rosalie Smith, a Waukesha North grad, crowned Miss Wisconsin 6/23

» Fire breaks out at south side Waukesha manufacturing facility 6/22

» 2015 4th of July events in suburban Milwaukee 6/22

» Catholic Memorial soccer once again the best in the state 6/22

» Main Street construction crosses the finish line in downtown Waukesha 6/20

» Waukesha County Museum will reopen on Thursday afternoons 6/19

» Psychiatrist: Girl in Slender Man case needs mental intervention Updated:  6/18

» Waukesha Police Report: June 18, 2015 issue 6/18

» Family history of mental illness revealed in Slender Man case Updated:  6/17

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Advertisement

What's Happening NOW

WaukeshaNOW.com and the Waukesha & Pewaukee Visitors Bureau are teaming up to provide you with an online calendar of community events and attractions. E-mail us to learn how to submit an event.