Some sources say foot strike pattern does not matter. We disagree.
Look at this gal who midfoot/forefoot strikes. She also has a forefoot supinatus, a plastic condition where the forefoot is inverted with respect to the rearfoot. Take that combination and put it in a shoe with a forefoot flare and what do you get? Can you say AMPLIFICATION?
We’re not saying this is a bad shoe or even the wrong shoe. But, if she is going to run in this shoe, we will need to help her gain more ROM in her forefoot ( and some pelvic and hip stability) dodge doesn’t have to crash into eversion on each landing.
Help your patients with shoe selection. Something with less of a lateral flare in the forefoot would certainly make her life easier.
Need to know more? Consider taking our National Shoe Fit Program: link here:
Dr Ivo Waerlop, one of The Gait Guys
#badshoes #forefootflare #thegaitguys #forefootsupinatus #lateralflare #inversion