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Why Do You Need Cushion Running Shoes?

Let’s start with feet. Generally you can divide the shape of people’s feet into three. A full foot print with little or not arch is known as the  flat foot. The second type would be the high arch feet with the majority of the inner middle part of the foot absent from a foot print. The third is the normal foot that is in between the flat and high arch feet.

Again that would be:

  1. Flat Feet
  2. High Arch
  3. Normal

What is Pronation?

Quickly, pronation is the inward roll of the foot after your heel strikes the ground when you take a step or run. That is when looking from behind your foot “twists” or rolls from the outer side towards the inner side.

This is perfectly normal and reduces the shock to your feet, knees and legs.
So what does this have to do with Cushion Running Shoes?

A foot with a high arch is considered generally to underpronate or supinate. That is the foot doesn’t roll enough or doesn’t roll at all towards the inside during each step. This leads to too much of the energy being absorbed by the outside portion of the foot alone.

Running with underpronating feet will cause injuries like knee problems, swelling of the foot particularly around the heel area, and Achilles tendinitis.

Unfortunately, the High Arch feet ( generally lacks pronation and thus also  called Supinator or Underpronator ) is the least common foot type and shoes are normally designed to provide a stiff inner sole to stabilize the foot.

Therefore just going out and buying any kind of shoe you see would actually increase the chance of injury.

Cushion Running Shoes saves the day

This is where you need Cushion Running Shoes. These shoes encourages your foot to roll inward at the right amount during each step. This is mainly done through the different distribution of materials along the sole. And more importantly lacks the stiff inner support material towards the inside of the sole.

Whenever visiting a shoe store demand for the running shoe brochures which are supplied by companies such as Nike, Asics, Adidas, Saucony, New Balance and more. You’ll notice that running shoes are divided into the following:

  1. Neutral Cushioning
  2. Stability
  3. Control

You should ask for more cushioning especially if you’ve noticed severe underpronation.

If you shop online for Cushion Running Shoes then look for Neutral Cushioning shoes such as Adidas’ Supernova Glide or the  new Adidas Response Cushion 18.

To find out which shoes top our list Check our  Best Cushion Running Shoes list for 2009.