From the people at REI, a great infographic on running shoes. My only caveat is that I’d prefer people try a neutral shoe over any shoe with motion stabilisation – especially if the issue is minor. There are lots of functional knee, ankle, subtalar and midtarsal exercises which help with footstrike and running naturally. I know that for myself I have one foot that is truly neutral and one which ‘pronates’ – but an antipronation shoe hurts both feet. The solution has been specific exercise to create a strong gait based antipronation muscle recruitment – an antipronation shoe didn’t do it and an orthotic didn’t end up being needed in this case!
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