Runners with flat feet tend to overpronate, which is when the arches of the foot roll inward after landing. (However, this isn’t true Nike Air VaporMax Mujer across the board—there are plenty of flat-footed runners who are biomechanically sound and efficient,Asics Gel Lyte 3 Femme  and don’t experience any overpronation.) Up until recently, the running industry steered overpronators toward  stability shoes to control this motion. Gradually, all that is starting to change with the realization that stability features don’t do much to correct the natural cycle of the foot, though some runners Nike Air Max 2017 Dam prefer having them. Dr. Davis says people with flat feet often have really Nike Air Max 1 Womens flexible feet that never get rigid for the push-off. “The footwear industry Adidas Superstar Mujer tries to solve that by putting an arch support in there to give them an arch or create Adidas ZX 750 Mujer suppination in the foot,” she says. “But that foot is structurally built that way, it’s not Nike Roshe Run Womens something you can solve with a shoe.”

Jay Dicharry, author of “Anatomy for Runners” and director of the REP Lab in Bend, Oregon, agrees arch support can be detrimental because the arch is by nature dynamic, Adidas Superstar Womens and having extra structure there can stop your foot from moving. Dicharry says flat-footed runners should put more focus on seeking out a shoe with a straight “last,” which is the mold that dictates the shape of the shoe. A straight-lasted shoe has a wider midfoot base and less of a cut-in, a profile Nike Air Max TN Mujer that has fallen by the wayside in favor of hourglass-shaped shoes. Most Nike Air Vapormax Mujer current shoes don’t provide much of a solid support surface for flat-footed runners, Nike Air Max 270 Dames he says. “The problem is all these hourglass shoe shapes look nice on the wall, but Adidas Superstar Mujer when someone with a flat foot puts weight on one, part of their foot is bearing weight on the fabric upper,” he says. “

The upper doesn’t work as a midsole for foot support. Feet do well when Nike Air Vapormax Mujer they’re on an even surface.”The truth is most running shoes will work for most runners; however, if the shoes Adidas NMD Damyou’re using aren’t comfortable immediately or if you’re experiencing any pain while running, you should try a different pair. Get your movement pattern analyzed, whether at a clinic like the RunLab or even a running store that offers gait analysis. Once you have more information about Adidas ZX Flux Dam your feet and movement patterns, you can provide all that information to a running Nike Air Max 97 Femme store to find the best shoe for you. Don’t be afraid to take a shoe out for a test run following assessment before purchasing anything.