Supinators need a lot of cushioning to avoid impact injuries.
How Your Foot Contacts the Ground: outer side of the heel hits the ground at an increased angle with little or no normal pronation, causing a large transmission of shock through the lower leg.
Push Off: pressure on smaller toes on outside of foot.
Injuries: plantar fasciitis, shin splints, ankle strain.
Foot type: high arches.
Neutral pronators can wear a wide variety of shoes.
How Your Foot Contacts the Ground: foot lands on outside of the heel, then rolls inward (pronates) to absorb shock and support body weight
Push Off: Even distribution from the front of the foot.
Injuries: Less likely due to effective shock absorption, but neutral runners are not immune to injury.
Foot Type: Normal-size arches
Over pronators should look for support or structured cushioning shoes.
How Your Foot Contacts the Ground: foot lands on outside of heel, then rolls inward (pronates) excessively, transferring weight to inner edge instead of ball of the foot.
Push Off: big toe and second toe do majority of the work
Injuries: shin splints, plantar fasciitis, bunions, heel spurs
Foot Type: low arches or flat feet