What shoes are best for running?

Our orthotics fit perfectly into good running shoes that have deep heel counters, laces and strudy outsole.

A question we’re often asked is “what makes the best running shoe and what are the best running shoes?” Now this is a simple question however it can be a little difficult to answer. It of course depends on what type of foot do you have. Does your foot roll out? Does your foot roll in? Is it C-shaped or is it straight?

There are some universal features of shoes however that we can apply to all shoes and running shoes that will help you get the best fit for your foot. So the first feature is a deep heel canter of the shoe and heel canter is the base that cups your heel on the back of the shoe. The deeper and firm this is the more support you get for your foot.

A solid shock-absorbing midsole is great so you don’t want the midsole to be too hard or too soft because if it’s too hard it causes more shock to travel up your leg and if it’s too soft you get no support.

The outsole needs to be firm and slip-resistant but not too soft so won’t wear too quickly.

And also, the shoe needs to be adjustable to your foot and laces are usually the adjustment of choice for running shoes. They offer the most variance in how tight or how lose you can have the shoe attached to your foot.

The other thing about running shoe is it has a higher pitch than the ball sports and the court sports shoe because as we raise our heel up it takes some of the strain of your calf and foot.

So that’s the general universal features you can apply to your running shoes however it’s important to know with your feet is roll in or out for you to further narrow down your selection and then select your perfect running shoe..

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THE KEY STEPS TO GETTING THE RIGHT SIZE DOCPODS:

FULL LENGTH INSOLES 

NON FULL LENGTH INSOLES 

1. Measure your existing shoe insole:

 1. Measure from your heel to ball of foot:


 

2. Then compare your measurements from above to match the product size charts below:
(you can trim to fit the insoles by approximately 1cm)


Docpods Regular Size Guide - for Slimline, 3 Quarter, Sports


  US UK EURO SLIMLINE 3 QUARTER  SPORTS 
Size  cm cm cm
Small  4-7  4-8  3-6.5  4-7.5  35-40 16  16.3  25.8
Medium  7-9   8-10  6-9  7-10  39-43  17.4 17.2  27.4
Large   9-13  10-14  8-12  9-13  42-47 19.3   18.2 29.4

Docpods Ultra Size Guide - for Ultra Soft

  XXS XS S M L XL
EURO  34  35.5-37.5  38-40  40.5-42  42.5-44  44.5-46.5
UK  2.5  3-4.5  5-6.5  7-8  8.5-9.5  10-12
US MENS  4-5  5.5-6  6.5-7.5  8-9  9.5-10.5  11-13.5
US WOMENS  3.5-5  5.5-7  7.5-9  9.5-10.5  11-12  13-14
LENGTH (cm) 23.2cm 24.9cm 26.2cm 28.8cm 30cm  31.2cm

Docpods Kids Size Guide - for Docpods Kids Fit only

  Size SPORTS  SLIMLINE
XXS 12-1  19.5cm 13cm 
XS 2-3 22.4cm  15.3cm 

Docpods Foot Pillow - Trim to Fit

  S L
US MENS  4.5 - 9  9 - 13
US WOMENS  6 - 10  10 - 14
LENGTH (cm) 26.5cm 29.2cm



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