It pays to know what to look for when purchasing your shoes.
Traditionally, the female shoe was just a scaled down model of the male version. This is now changing as more and more manufactures realize that female feet are not merely ‘small’ male feet. The female foot typically has a narrower achilles tendon and heel in relation to the forefoot, and a foot that is generally narrower than its male counterpart.
WHAT’S YOUR FOOT TYPE?
First, wet your feet by stepping into a shallow container of water. Next, step out onto a piece of absorbent paper and see the tracing pattern that’s made by your foot. You are:
- An OVERPRONATOR (or flat footed) if you have no or a mild inner arch.
- An UNDERPRONATOR if you have a high or exaggerated inner arch.
- NEUTRAL if your foot maintains a normal amount of pronation during your stride.
*For the full article please refer to Shape July 2012 Issue