Neutral running shoes are for those with normal pronation. These jogging shoes offer a wider selection. Four steps to get your best running shoe.
Running shoes are grouped in 3 major categories:
• Neutral shoes
• Stability shoes
• Motion control shoes
You can get a good idea if neutral running shoes are right for you by checking your wet footprint. It should look much like this drawing on the right.
If you need to check for overpronation or under pronation then you can watch this video explanation.
The neutral runner can select a shoe that has very little cushioning and support―referred to as the minimalist shoe. Minimalist shoes attempt to mimic barefoot running without actually running barefoot. A word of caution here: Because you would need to strengthen your feet and ankles first, I suggest the next option for those starting jogging.
Neutral jogging shoes with light cushioning have a comfort feel and offer flexibility. I check to ensure that the shoe has some bend or give to it. If the shoe is too rigid, I end up feeling a pull in the tendon running along the bottom of my feet, leading to plantar fasciitis symptoms.
Go to a running store to be sure you are evaluating sport specific shoes. Besides, the staff are usually runners and can answer your question on a more personal level. When there, try on several pairs of shoes while making these checks:
The color of the shoes has no impact on its performance. With that said, I still want aesthetically pleasing shoes. So much in fact, that with all the above checks equal, I would certainly pick the prettier neutral running shoes. Since what we call “pretty” is entirely a personal consideration, it is no wonder that makers offer various colors for their popular models.