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Knowing your foot type will help you to select the proper insoles in order to prevent minor foot problems.

One easy way to determine your foot type is by doing a Wet Foot Test. This is not a computer-based test as mentioned above, but it’s an interesting and easy way to help you select the proper insoles in order to prevent minor foot problems.

What Foot Type Are You?

People who have a biochemical foot problem need to have an appointment to their foot specialist to determine their foot type. This is done by using foot impression papers or ink based imprints, foot impression box, or an advanced computer based foot scanning system.

One easy way to determine your foot type is by doing a Wet Foot Test. This is not a computer-based test as mentioned above, but it’s an interesting and easy way to help you select the proper insoles of running in order to prevent minor foot problems.

In case you are suffering from a painful biochemical foot problem, I recommend that you see a physiotherapist or a podiatrist.

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The Wet Foot Test

This is a simple and easy test in finding out what your foot type is. You can do this test at home, but the advice of a foot health specialist is still important.

To do this, wet your feet and then get a brown paper where you can stand on and leave a visible footprint. Your foot print will be classified into three categories:

Flat Foot

The Pronator. This type of foot rolls far inward during weight-bearing phase of the stride. If you have this foot type, it means you have a flat and very low flat arch. Heavier individuals usually have this type of foot.

High Arch Foot

The Supinator. This type of foot controls the impact of the stride into the outer edges of the foot because of the high rigid arch.

Normal Foot

Normal Healthy. Gait This foot is neutral and is classified between pronator and supinator. This is the most common of the three foot types. The foot lands on the heel and rolls forward during the gait cycle until the impact is issued evenly across the forefoot.

Foot types.

Shoe Examination

Shoe examination is another way of determining your gait and foot type. Assessing the wear and tear on a pair of shoes indicates whether you have a pronator, supinator or normal gait pattern.

The show wear placed along the outside boarder at the heel is normal. If your shoe heel is worn on the inside, you over pronate, and if the pattern shows only wear on the outside edge, it means that you are a supinator.

«Life is too short, running makes it longer».

Sergio Suárez is CEO in Deporte Canario TV.

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