A Summary of Shoe Fit Based on Shape and Function

  Under Pronation  Neutral  Over Pronation  Severe Over Pronation
 High Arched Foot

 Flexible shoe:

Curved and split last

 Flexible shoe:

Curved, Semicurved & split last

 Stability shoe:

Semicurved & Combination last

 Motion Control shoe:

Semicurved & combination last

 Normal Arched Foot

Flexible shoe:

Curved or semicurved & split or combination last

Neutral shoe:

Semicurved & split or combination last

Stability shoe:

Semicurved & combination or light board last

Motion Control shoe:

Semicurved or straight & combination or board last

Flat or Low Arched Foot

Neutral or Stability shoe:

Semicurved or straight & combination or light board last

Neutral or Stability shoe:

Semicurved or straight & combination or board last

Stability or Motion Control shoe:

Semicurved or straight & combination or board last

Motion Control shoe:

Straight & board last

 Table 1: A running shoe selection table. The left side file lists the three basic foot types. The top rank lists the four categories of foot function observed during running. This table is intended to serve as an assistance in the selection of a running shoe.

 Material © Institute for Physical & Sports Therapy
Charles Gallagher PT CPT
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Updated on: 07/19/16
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