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Find Your Foot Type

DISCOVER YOUR FOOT TYPE

 

It's important to understand what foot type you have, as it will help you better understand why you are experiencing pain. Knowing this will also identify what support you need. There are three distinct types of foot which are easy to identify with a simple test. We call this the wet test! 


Each foot type is based on the height of your arches. This is separated into a High arch, a low arch, or a normal arch. To find out which you are follow these easy steps: Dip your foot into a shallow pan of water. Then simply place your foot on a thick blank piece of heavy paper. Your foot will make one of three possible imprints and based on that you either have a...


 

High Arch

 

If all you can see are the ball of your foot, your heel and a thin line connecting the two, then you have the least common foot type - High Arches. This is linked with under pronation. This means that when you're standing, walking or running your arch isn't collapsing enough. Your heel isn't providing adequate shock absorption leaving your legs to take the brunt of the force. This can lead to problems throughout your whole body. If this applies to you, you need extra cushioning which will help absorb some of the shock generated while active.

 

Low Arch/Flat Foot

 

If you see the imprint of your entire foot, then you have a flat foot. A low arch is associated with flat foot which can lead to what is known as 'over-pronation'. This means the second your foot hits the ground your arches revert which leads to excessive foot movement, which severely increases your chance of injury.  Over-Pronators need insoles that offer more motion control.

 

Normal(Medium) Arch

 

If you see about half your arch, you're a normal pronator. Pronation is actually a positive thing, it's when you're getting too much, or too little that problems arise. Even if you are normal pronator it's always beneficial to add some extra cushion to avoid any long term damage.

 

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