Choose a Running Shoe with an Arch Support: MD Podiatrist

Whether your runs always end with cramped arches or you simply want to ensure your feet are properly supported throughout a workout, it’s time to start considering a running shoe with arch support. “Arch support equals shock absorption,” a Maryland based podiatrist Daniel D. Michaels, DPM states.


“Pick up a pair of shoes and make sure the shoe does not bend in half,” explains Dr. Michaels. This two-step test includes attempting to fold the shoe like a burrito in both directions. Next, she recommends making sure there is “thickness in the arch” because this generally gives the foot more support. Finally, the shoe should have a wide, chunky heel to maximize the support. 

The Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute, LLC Team

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