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University of Calgary scientists want the answer to building the perfect running shoe by studying the effects of comfort and its effects on the rates of running-based injuries. Even though the idea of the perfect running shoe has been around for years, modern schools of thought claim that shoe design has no effect on the rate in which running injuries occur.

Advocates of the ‘comfort theory’ suggest that people should just go with footwear that feels best for them. The scientific team still wants willing participants for their study, hoping to learn more through research.

For help with selecting an appropriate shoe size, consult with podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can measure your feet to determine what your needs are and help you find an appropriate pair of footwear.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

Sometimes it may be difficult finding the right shoe size especially because shoe sizes tend to vary depending on the brand and company you are looking for. A size 6 for one brand may be a size 7 in another. Although many people know their exact shoe size, it can range within 2 sizes depending on where they shop.

So it is important not to always go for a size 7 just because you think you might be a size 7 universally. It is best to try on the shoe and walk around for a bit to see how it fits and how it feels. Comfort is essential and the fitting has to be well otherwise it can lead to blisters, bruises at the back of the ankle and it can also hurt your toes if the shoe is too tight for example.

People walk a lot, so it is important for you to find what is comfortable when it is possible.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Paramus and Paterson, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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A study in Luxembourg focused on runners and their rate of injury. Specifically, the scientists focused on the type of shoes being worn and the intensity rate of the training involved. The study discovered that subjects who switched their shoes reduced the susceptibility of becoming injured by at least 39%.

Researchers say the lowered rate comes from runners reapplying some of the pressure being onto different tissues, creating less strain as opposed to straining the same muscles constantly. "The concomitant use of different pairs of running shoes will provide alternation in the running pattern and vary external and active forces on the lower legs during running activity,” the scientists said.

Choose the right running shoe to prevent injury. If you happened to suffer a foot or ankle injury, see podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can address your foot and ankle needs.  

Choosing the Right Running Shoes for Your Foot Type

Running is a physical activity although fun, can put a lot of stress on the joints, bones and ligaments of the body. Injury and stress on the foot can be an important factor on which kind of shoe you’re wearing. Running shoes should be worn based on your foot type. It is important to find out what fits you based on cushioning, stability and motion.

Determining your type

Speak with a shoe specialist or retail professional to see what your foot type is. They will be able to identify and measure your arch type, stride and gait.

Running Mechanics

When you are running or walking in your shoes, every step determines how your foot is landing. Pronation is the natural rolling of your ankle from outside to inside during foot strike.

Pronation is a correct form of walking or running. It helps absorb shock and store energy from your lower extremities. Neutral runners who pronate correctly do not need specific shoes, since they have stability and control.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices in Paramus and Paterson, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Running ShoesDifferent running shoes are worn sometimes for various grounds a runner runs on. However, not all types of running shoes are incredibly unlike one another.

According to copyeditor Linzay Logan of Competitor Magazine, traditional running shoes and trail running shoes are not that different from one another since both are designed to protect your feet. The biggest difference between a trail running shoe and a traditional one is that a rough, rocky path requires a sturdier shoe like a trail sneaker. David Harkin, owner of the Portland Running Company states, “Unless you’re running in very rugged terrain, choosing a trail running shoe that is similar to your road running shoe is best.”

When beginning a new exercise regimen, such as running, it is recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey. Dr. Slomowitz will not only provide you with recommendations for the appropriate footwear to use while running, but can also treat and care for all your foot injuries.

Choosing the Right Running Shoes for Your Foot Type

Running is a physical activity although fun, can put a lot of stress on the joints, bones and ligaments of the body. Injury and stress on the foot can be an important factor on which kind of shoe you’re wearing. Running shoes should be worn based on your foot type. It is important to find out what fits you based on cushioning, stability and motion.

Determining your type

Speak with a shoe specialist or retail professional to see what your foot type is. They will be able to identify and measure your arch type, stride and gait.

Running Mechanics

When you are running or walking in your shoes, every step determines how your foot is landing. Pronation is the natural rolling of your ankle from outside to inside during foot strike.

Pronation is a correct form of walking or running. It helps absorb shock and store energy from your lower extremities. Neutral runners who pronate correctly do not need specific shoes, since they have stability and control.

To learn more on under and over pronators, please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Paterson and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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