There are so many shoes and insoles in the market targeting runners today that buying footwear can be confusing. Every foot is different, so wearing the correct shoes is critical in avoiding long-term pain or injury for those running, jogging, exercising or even walking.
Some of us will need shoes with a wider toe box or better arch support or improved grip and cushioning. But how do we know what we need? Gait analysis or even foot scans can help podiatrists assess technical aspects like pronation – how much our foot naturally rolls inward when we run or walk. They can recommend shoes based on the terrain we run on – pavements, muddy fields, or gym machines.
The right shoe for running, jogging, exercising, or walking will ultimately depend on our foot shape, pronation, and level of activity and personal preferences.
While running, or even walking, an efficient gait is important for improved performance and prevention of long-term injuries. The impact of each foot striking the ground, as we run, can be upto 5 times our body weight. Misaligned feet cause over-pronation and impacts the way we run, thereby increasing the risk of foot pain or discomfort.
CuraFoot 3DCustom insoles can improve our foot alignment because each insole is designed specifically for our foot structure. Custom insoles support our feet in a neutral position and provides a balanced stance that reduces the stress on our entire body structure including shins, knees, hips, and lower back.
Custom insoles provide a solid foundation for our body and helps reduce the forefoot pronation angle during ground contact. They also improve natural movement due to their lightweight material and dynamic flexibility.