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Shoes, shoes,everywhere

If the shoe fitsThere is such an abundance of shoes out there that at times runners do not know where to begin. We will first discuss the various ideas behind shoes and why they were designed as well as the, in our opinion, over used word ‘pronation’. View the article ‘buying your first pair of running shoes’ in which we discuss the various shapes of your feet and a simple way to assess them, as well as the type of shoe best suited for your foot type.

We will first mention the shoe that is aimed at most runners, the Normal Foot. The ‘catchword’ for this category is light to medium cushioned stability. These shoes would be aimed at a runner who is not doing high mileage and who is looking for a bit of stability which suits all foot types. This shoe is not for anyone with known or suspected bi-mechanical problems, and is heavier than 75Kg’s/185 lbs. The shoe need not be too cushioned and does not need too much stability.

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