Which Features Do I Need?
You should know if you have high, medium, or low arches. To find
out wet the bottom of your foot and make a footprint. If the front
and back of your footprint is connected by a thin line, you have high-arched feet. If your footprint looks like the bottom of your foot, you have a low arch. A medium arch is in between.
If you have…
- High-arched feet--look for a cushioned shoe
- Low-arched feet--look for a motion control shoe
- Medium-arched feet--look for a stability shoe
The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society give recommendations for a good fit:
- Have your feet measured when they are largest: at the end of the day or after a run
- Wear your workout socks
- Have both feet measured
- Try on the shoes, sizes vary by manufacturer
- Make sure both shoes fit
- The shoe should be long enough to provide one thumb's width of space from the longest toe to the end of the toe box
This information is adapted from the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS). The AOFAS is an association of medical doctors who specialize in foot and ankle care.
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, 1216 Pine Street, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98101
e-mail: email@example.com: http://www.aofas.org/