Running Shoes Review

3 types of Running shoes for 3 types of feet.

Posted on: March 26, 2009


As we saw here, when it comes to running biomechanics, there are three types of runners (click here to find out what runner type you are).

No matter what brand (be it Asics or Nike or NB), running shoes are divided into three main silos, each one addressing the specific needs of one of the three types of runners.

Runner Type Shoe Type Explanation

Over Pronator

Over Pronator

Motion Control shoes Motion control footwear emphasizes medial support by having dual density midsoles, roll bars or foot bridges. This medial (inside support) support slows the rate of over pronation. An example of a motion control shoe would be the Asics Kayano and the Brooks addiction walker.

Neutral Pronator

Neutral Pronator

Stability shoes Stability footwear combines cushioning features and support features into its design. An example would be the Asics 2110 running shoe.



Cushioning shoes Cushioned footwear emphasizes enhanced shock dispersion in its midsole and/or outsole design. Many shoe companies add materials to the heel and forefoot areas to enhance the cushioning properties of the shoe i.e. air, gel, hydro flow etc. An example of a cushioned running shoe would be the Asics Gel Nimbus

These kind of shoes differ from each other for a whole series of characteristics, the most important of which reside in the midsole of the shoe.

Check out our articles on the anatomy of a running shoe – we will explain you how different shoes help you run !


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Hi please can you help – i have just done the wet test and it looks like i am a neutral pronator. The store that i purchased my shoes told me the Gel 1160 is fine for me to run in. I walked the shoes in and now have knee problems after my first run.

Is this possible?



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