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Do your running shoes match your running style?

Runner pose

Before you buy a running shoe, make sure you know your foot strike pattern. A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training says that runners who like to wear minimalist shoes are not necessarily good at identifying their own foot strike patterns.

The study showed that 57 per cent of runners who wear minimalist shoes correctly identified their strike pattern. This compares with 90 per cent of runners who wear more traditional shoes.

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Reigate Half Marathon running tips

Reigate Half Marathon logo

Podiatrist Iain Johnston gives some tips for runners who will be taking part in the Reigate Half Marathon on 21 September. Make sure your feet last.

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Curved sole shoes are not necessarily good for you

Skechers rocker shoe

Rocker shoes, or curved soles, are said to give good support and help you get fit, but here’s one podiatrist’s view – they can harm as well as help.

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Buying the right trainers for your feet

Runners in trainers

Aches and pains from walking or running can come from a build up of stress like this – wearing the wrong trainers can exacerbate the problem.

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