How to Select the Best Running Shoes for Your Feet

Your running shoes are the most essential equipment you’ll need to keep your feet and ankles in good working order as you exercise. Everyone's feet are different, so each runner will need a different sort of running shoe. Instead of choosing your running shoes based on fashion trends, consider the unique shape of your feet. You should pick a shoe that will support you effectively while you run, or you could risk injuries, falls, and conditions like shin splints and plantar fasciitis.

At Mountain View Foot & Ankle Institute, Dr. David B. Glover, DPM, FACFAS, and our team of expert practitioners, are here to help you keep your feet and ankles in good shape. We offer personalized foot and ankle care to patients in the South Ogden, Utah area. If you're shopping for new running shoes, here are some tips to keep in mind.

Rules of the road

In general, follow these criteria when you're choosing new running shoes.

Identify your foot shape

You'll need to choose different running shoes based on your unique foot shape. To figure out what shape of foot you have, take a look at your foot, or examine a footprint on a soft or dampened surface.

Get the right fit

It's important for your running shoes to fit you properly – and you'll need a different fit from your everyday dress or street shoes.

Replace your running shoes regularly

Running shoes can be worn out enough to cause pain or injury long before they show signs of visible wear and tear. You should replace your running shoes every 350 to 500 miles. If the side of your heels become worn down, your gait will be affected, which can cause leg or back pain.

If you need advice on replacing your running shoes or on what shoes to choose, Dr. Glover is happy to help with any questions you may have at your next appointment. To schedule, call our office, or book online.



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