27 Sep '12, 7pm

Do Runners Really Know How Much They Pronate?

Do Runners Really Know How Much They Pronate?

Two days ago I posted commentary on an article by podiatrist Ian Griffiths that discussed why the term “overpronation” is inaccurately applied and should be banished as a blanket criterion for assigning shoes to runners. I did quite a bit of research on this topic while writing my book , and my overwhelming conclusion was that pronation should not be given the primacy in the shoe fitting process that it is currently afforded. One study that made a big impact on my thinking was published as part of a conference proceedings back in 2003 . Titled “Do Pronators Pronate? ” and authored by Stefanyshyn et al. from the University of Calgary, the study examined whether runner’s beliefs about which pronation category they belong to actually matched with how much their feet everted when measured in a laboratory (note, eversion is one component of the complex movement we call pronatio...

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