Some may think that training, diet, and technique are the keys to scoring a winning running time. One important factor many people overlook, however, is the running shoe. Many runners end up selecting shoes that do not suit their foot type or that do not fit properly. For most runners, finding the best fitting shoe is a process of trial and error. It is best to visit a specialty running store where a running specialist can analyze your feet and gait to determine what running shoe is best suited to your foot type.
Proper fitting shoes are essential for runners. For more information about proper shoe fitting and its benefits consult with one of our podiatrists from McKinney Podiatry Associates, PA. Our doctors will provide you with the information to help answer all of your questions.
Proper Shoe Fitting
When it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to investing in properly fitting shoes:
- Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
- Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
- Even though they may look fashionable, improperly fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
- Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity
Keeping in mind how shoes fit with the biomechanics of your body, owning properly fit shoes is vitally important. Fortunately, it is not difficult to acquire footwear that fits correctly. Be sure to wear shoes that support the overall structure of your body. Do your feet a favor and invest in several pairs of well-fitted shoes today.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Texas. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.