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  1. Kaye
    April 16, 2019 @ 9:38 pm

    I very recently started running (probably still more like jogging/walking) again and have been looking to purchase new shoes as motivation to keep it up. I am actually a swimmer, so the idea that there is a neutral or a stabilizing type of shoe is completely new to me. So this article is very informative and also very timely for me.

    Based on your article, it seems that my foot actually tends to roll inward so I would need stabilizing shoes, right? Is there a specific brand of shoe or specific line within a brand that you recommend offers the best support for running for “over-pronators?” I tend to prefer Nike brand shoes, but to be honest, I choose based on looks, not on the support and that’s probably my first problem :). Any recommendation of shoe brand to consider would go a long way for someone like me! Also, are there soles that can compensate to make a shoe work better for someone if they have the wrong type of running shoe?

    -Kaye

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    • Sports Send
      April 17, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Yes, when your foot rolled inward, you need stabilizing shoes. Overpronation is the inward rolling of the feet as they hit and launch off the ground. Stability shoes have later on evolved into shoes that do not merely correct overpronation but provide comfort and support to the gait that the runner is most comfortable with it.

      My opinion is that you can´t use an extended type of shoes for you and others with a similar problem in the long term. But o motion-control shoes are for sure an option. Running socks and shoes are very important for your leg and because of that for your body too.

      About the brands, there are many good shoes on the market now, but I wrote an article which I hope will help you. There are three high shoes reviewed. You can see the review here. Too, there is a lot of information about running shoes in this article.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  2. Mike Viray
    May 6, 2019 @ 1:02 am

    Thanks for the article! I have a question though:

    When running or jogging, should I stick strictly with running shoes? A couple of months ago I tried doing a treadmill run while wearing basketball shoes. Within the first few steps I noticed that something was wrong and my right foot suddenly had this stinging pain when putting weight on it. 

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    • Sports Send
      May 7, 2019 @ 12:21 am

      Hello, Mike Viray and thank you.

      Yes. You shouldn´t use basketball shoes for running. There is essential knowledge which have been built up through the years about sports shoes. The shoes built with specific sport or activity in mind and that it is crucial to respect it because that means it is a purpose about why the shoes designed and built like the outcome shows.

      Basketball focuses on quick movement in all direction and is good at jumping and landing after the jump. That is something running shoes would not have excellent performance. For example, you would not have the critical ankle stability in the running shoes as you have in the ba