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The Wet Foot TestThe Wet Foot Test

You can go a long way to finding out your foot type from the comfort of your own home by taking the 'wet foot test'. The test is the first step in determining which running shoes are right for you.

All you need is a wet imprint of your foot. This can be as simple as a footprint after a shower or alternatively you can use a shallow basin of water and step onto a semi-absorbant surface such as thick card or paper.

You should be left with an impression that looks close to either one of the images below. Click on the foot that looks most like your print to see some further information and recommended shoes.

Normal
                        pronator foot shape
If your print looks like this then you are a normal pronator and have a normal-sized arch. Your foot tends to land on the outside of the heel and rolls inwards slightly to absorb shock from your running weight.


Which running shoes?: Stability shoes with moderate control features.
Click HERE or click on your foot print to look at our recommended running shoes.


Overpronation
                        foot shape - flat
If this print looks familiar then you have a lower arch and flatter tread. In other words you are an overpronator. Your foot tends to land on the outside of the heel and roll inwards slightly more than a normal pronator. You may be susceptible to knee and hip injuries over time if you do not wear the right shoes.

Which running shoes?: Motion control shoes, or high stability shoes with firm midsoles. Click HERE or click on your foot print to look at our recommended running shoes.

Underpronation
                    foot shape - high-arch
How about this one? You have a high arch and are an underpronator. Your foot has little or no pronation to cushion your running weight and your legs absorb the majority of the impact.

Which running shoes?: Cushioned shoes with lots of flexibility to encourage foot motion.
Click HERE or click on your foot print to look at our recommended running shoes.



 


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