Disclaimer: Reviewers of SGRunners categorically state that their reviews, opinions and comments are entirely their own, and have not been influenced in any way by any participating shoe company.
Working the feet
Pronation is the movement of the foot that is described as “rolling in” or “collapsing in” to the midline of the body. When purchasing a pair of running shoes, always choose the pair that best fit your pronation problem.
From the table below, determine which category best describes your feet: Under-pronators, Neutral/Normal or Over-pronator. If in doubt always consult a Podiatrist, Physiotherapist or Sports Physician. The diagram is the right feet:
Fitting the feet
|Runners who need maximum midsole cushioning and minimum medial support. These shoes are recommended for under-pronators to runners with neutral/normal running gait.||Runners who need medial support and good midsole-cushioning. These shoes are recommended for mild to moderate over-pronators.||Runners who need maximum rearfoot control and extra support on the medial side of the shoes. These shoes are recommended for moderate to severe over-pronators.|
Different people grade shoes according to different parameters. Here in SGRunners, all shoes reviews are based mainly on the 3 following factors:
Cushioning: Shock absorptive qualities when either your rearfoot initially contacts the ground (heel strike) or when your forefoot is loaded onto the ground (late midstance) This is broken down into rearfoot cushioning and forefoot cushioning
Pronation Control: How well the shoe resists over-pronation.
Responsiveness: The transition of your foot as it moves from landing (heel strike) to takeoff (toe-off) eg. is the transition abrupt or smooth.
Grading value and its meaning
In each grading parameter, values between 1 to 10 are given with an overall grading given to the shoe as well. The values are explained as per:
1-2: Better to run barefooted.
3-4: Good for walking, not for running.
5-6: Shoes from Army E-mart are better, cheaper too.
7-8: Good shoes, would think twice before changing brands.
9-10: Its so good that my shoes are locked in the safe after my run.