To help you find the right running shoes for your feet our podiatrists have compared running shoe styles from leading brands to help you decide on what’s the best fit for you. Download our FREE eBook today!
About our Running Shoe Review
My FootDr understands a runner’s passion and wants to keep runners on their feet. Poorly fitting running shoes can make existing foot symptoms worse or create recent problems. It is important to identify the perfect running shoes for the fit, feel and function of your feet.
Key considerations for finding the perfect running shoes:
Wide vs Narrow:A shoe too narrow can cause blisters, foot cramping and aggravate existing conditions such as calluses and bunions. A shoe too wide will not offer enough support and increase the risk of foot injuries.
Stability vs Neutral: Stability running shoes are recommended for people with feet that overpronate or roll inwards when running, commonly known as ‘flat feet’. A stability running shoe helps with pronation control, relieving pressure on knees and joints. It will also assist in minimising the risk of injuries such as shin splints and plantar fasciitis. Neutral running shoes are recommended for people with minimal pronation. These are perfect for an individual with normal to high arches and a natural gait. A neutral running shoe will give you additional cushioning for support and comfort.
Custom Foot Orthotics: Orthotics can be used to stabilise the heel, provide arch support and improve the biomechanics of the foot. Orthotics will require a shoe with a removable insole and depth to accommodate. A neutral running shoe allows the orthotics to function as intended and will not over-correct the foot.