Types of running shoes? How knowledgeable are you?

You may be more familiar with the concepts of running shoes and running shoes, but in fact running shoes can be classified into more than that depending on the characteristics of the runner feet. There are quite a few people who know about this. And you? Did you know about them?


If you pay a little attention to the characteristics of your feet, you will know what kind of running shoes your feet need.

Balanced shoes (or neutral shoes): These shoes are for people with normal feet that don’t deviate too much in or out of running. The neutral shoe offers some shock absorption and support for the arched arch of the foot.


Stability Shoes: This type of running shoe is recommended for people whose feet tend to skew during mild to moderate runs. Shoes are typically designed with a stiff sole on the soles of the feet – the most affected area in people with misalignment while running – to increase the stability of the shoe while reducing clarity.

Motion control shoes: These running shoes are usually stiff and heavy. People with flat feet or heavy athletes (athletes will be considered “heavy” if they have a BMI above 21) are encouraged to use these running shoes. They usually have thicker support than other shoes. Motion control shoes are also good for people with more severe dislocations.

Barefoot shoes: These running shoes tend to have little or no cushioning and layers of support in the sole. They close and change with each movement of the legs so it feels like running barefoot while still protecting your feet well. However, because there is no cushion, the foot protection against road contact injuries is quite little. In addition, unlike other running shoes, barefoot running shoes do not have a height difference between the toe and heel, so you also need to pay more attention on how to land to avoid foot injury.

Vans shoes: Light is the first and most important factor that minimalist shoes aim for so they have little or no arch support. The height difference between the nose and the heel is also quite small, about 4-8 mm. Like barefoot shoes, minimalist shoes are running shoes that encourage more natural running movements and more ground on the soles of the feet. Although thin and light, the shoes will still have the necessary comfort and comfort for your feet.