Find the Right Running Shoes


Youll enjoy running more in the right shoes, and to find them you need to know your arch type. Heres a test from Girls Gotta Move Running Club coach Jenny Hadfield you can do at home: Wet the bottom of one foot and step on a paper towel or brown paper bag; step off and match the shape of the wet mark to one of the illustrations below. Then look for shoes that fit comfortably and are made specifically for your arch.

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If your footprint looks like this …

You have a normal arch. Youre a neutral runner (your foot rolls in just enough) and need shoes with basic stability control, usually called a “neutral” shoe.