Take the Wiggle Wet Test: Learn Your Foot Type


an important thing to consider when choosing the next running shoe is your pronator pattern pronation is the way your foot rolls to the side and flattens out when you’re running or walking just after your foot hits the ground it’s quite normal and it’s just your foots way of taking the impact so if your foot rolls and flattens out you’re an over pronator if your foot doesn’t roll at all you’re an under pronator and somewhere in the middle that’s just a neutral pronation so why does it matter pronation can increase your chance of just foot knee angle and hip injury which could take you out of the race thankfully running shoes are designed to compensate for the different types of pronation so protect your foot from injury the wet test is a quick and simple exercise to check your pronation to help you choose the right running shoe for you you’ll need a bucket a small amount of water and a surface that will show the print your wet foot makes we’re using the slate tile so I’m going to test for my pronation Packers stick your foot in the water give it a shake to take off the excess water and place your foot down solidly on the surface so I can see about half my foot arch which makes my most common foot types with no more pronation contrary to popular belief pronation is actually a good thing when the arch of your foot rolls in words or pronates it absorbs the shock taking strain off your knee ankle etc so I need a shoe that offers moderate arch support lightweight runners with a normal pronation like mine may not need any support I could even to the performance training shoe if you can see very little of your foot arch that makes you an undertone ater this could mean that there’s an increased strain on your joints so you’ll need to pick a shoe that offers mutual cushioning to encourage chlorination if you see almost a complete foot in the print you’re probably an over pronation your foot is rolling inwards a lot on impacts which could also cause injury you’ll need a stability shoe or a shoe with firm support that discourages that movement so now you know your promotion style you can go ahead and make that purchase

9 Comments

  • How did I get here from all about that bass???

  • 1st comment

  • Confusing video!! :-!

  • This is all nonsense anyway. Check out Lee Saxby and Gary Ward for the truth about feet.

  • Are we all just going to ignore the fact that there are only four toes on the foot print? @ 1:20

  • I got normal feet 😀

  • just exclude the LOUD music next time you produce an informational video. It serves no purpose other than drown out the entire message.

  • i have a flat foot

  • Load of bullocks. A physical examination of the foot is needed and a gait assessment to determine foot morphology. Crucially, looking at positioning of calacaneus (ankle bone) not height of medial longitudinal arch is the most effective way of determining foot type. This method is only useful in determining whether a high arch (cavus foot) is a rigid or flexible deformity.

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