A runner displaying overpronation runs first in a neutral shoe and then in a correcting stability shoe
Pronation refers to the way in which your foot rolls inwards as it strikes the floor. It’s your body’s way of distributing impact, and a natural part of the gait cycle. Understanding your pronation type is important for selecting the right type of running shoe and ultimately could help you to avoid injury.
There are three pronation types:
If you can’t make it to a Runners Need store to have your gait analysed there are ways of checking it for yourself. These tests are particularly handy if you’re concerned that your gait may have changed since your last assessment, but please note: they should only serve as a guide.