Whether you’re a novice or professional runner, no doubt you’re always looking for ways to run faster, go further or just improve your style and feel better about your running. One way to improve your running is to understand more about your running gait. A simple test can show whether you are a neutral runner or tend to over or under pronate (supination). With this knowledge, you can not only improve your running but address running faults to decrease your risk of injury. If necessary, you can invest in specially designed running shoes or insoles to correct your foot alignment and make running more comfortable.
Pronation simply describes the way your foot rolls inward to spread the impact on landing. Neutral pronation is vital for proper shock absorption. When your foot rolls in too far onto the inner edges, your ankles also roll inwards. Known as overpronation, it can cause unnecessary strain and affect the alignment of the whole body. While overpronation is quite common, if left untreated it can cause problems such as chronic discomfort and pain in the knees, hips and back. It can also cause degenerative wear and tear on the joints. Excessive pronation can also result in a range of conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, heel spurs, stress fractures and tendonitis.
Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to solve the issue of overpronation. Many runners opt for running shoes that are designed for runners who overpronate. However, this is not the only option. Alternative solutions include orthotic insoles that fit into any running shoe to provide the support you need to correct your gait.
These specially designed inserts for foot alignment problems offer extra support to feet and prevent them from rolling too far inwards. They also encourage a more equal distribution of pressure across the feet which results in a more neutral alignment. Insoles for pronation issues help your feet and ankles to function more efficiently which, in turn, gives your body a more stable base. By wearing orthotic insoles when you run, you’ll prevent alignment issues in your knees, hips and spine and you’ll also find that your form will improve. Plus, those niggling little injuries caused by your joints being out of alignment will be a thing of the past.
Our inserts for overpronation enable you to run more comfortably and faster and offer long-term health benefits for your feet. They not only provide enhanced support and protection but allow your feet to move more naturally as you run. We use the latest cycling orthotic insole technology to create high-performance insoles that feature an adjustable arch piece that supports your foot throughout the entire range of motion in the gait cycle. Our innovative design suits feet of all shapes and sizes: the inserts themselves are thin and lightweight and are fully customisable. The narrow heel cup ensures that they fit into any style of running shoes while the inbuilt metatarsal pads help reduce the feelings of pain and numbness in the feet.
By wearing orthotic inserts, you’ll experience less pain and discomfort when you run and develop a more efficient running gait. They allow the foot to expel energy in the most efficient way while ensuring maximum disbursement of that energy as you hit the ground. This means a faster and more comfortable run and better recovery once the run is over.
If you’re an overpronator, they are a life-changer!