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Running Shoes for the Overweight
Buying Running Shoes for the Fat
Many take on running for various reasons. For first time runners and for those who want to begin running for weight loss, this question usually pops up, “What running shoes would be good for the overweight?” Regardless of weight though, you need to get shoes that are best fitted for you.
So what shoes will best fit the overweight? The first to consider would be one’s feet type and shape.
There are three feet types, normal, high-arched, and low-arched. Normal arched people have a normal feet curve. The high-arched would have feet that curve thinly while the low-arched would have very little feet curve.
The next thing to consider would be the kind of movement your feet takes on. There are three movement types as well, the normal, the overpronating, and the underpronating. Normal feet movement would mean normal stride and feet rolling during running and walking. Overpronating feet movement would mean excessive feet rolling during running and walking while underpronating would mean insufficient feet rolling during running and walking.
If you have a normal feet type, you probably have normal feet movement. Running shoes are not that hard to pick. You can buy regularly sold ones. You can get those with moderate cushioning and support.
If you have low arches you probably have overpronating feet. It is interesting to note that though not absolute, the overweight often fall into this category. If such is your case, you may opt to purchase motion control shoes or stability shoes. Note though, experts do not frequently recommend this. Recommendations for the use of motion control shoes are often given only to heavy overpronators and to those who are very much prone to injuries due to overpronation. Also, if you are a beginning runner, you may still opt to use regular running shoes.
With regards to underpronators, cushioned running shoes are often recommended.