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Gait Analysis Running

March 5, 202015:24


Gait Analysis

Ever wonder what running shoe is best suited for you? Find out your running style and which running shoe suits you with our gait analysis running service.

What does running gait analysis entail?

It is the process of identifying which way you walk and run in everyday life.  It is largely got to do with your posture and the way your foot strikes the ground.

The analysis will determine any abnormalities in your running style, whether you are compensating in certain areas which can cause injury long term.

What we look for:

  • Neutral pronation, this is when your foot comes in complete contact with the ground and pushes off with an even distribution from the from of your foot.
  • Underpronation, the outer part of your heel hits the ground first and your foot rolls inward. You push off with pressure on your smaller toes on the outside of your foot.
  • Overpronation, your foot rolls inward more than 15%, and you push off with your big and second toe.

Running Shoes

There are various running shoes to assist you according to your gait results.

Neutral running shoes are for neutral/normal pronation, runners are classified to have normal-size arches and require shoes offering neutral cushioning that promote natural foot motion.

If you underpronate you require a neutral running shoe with plenty of cushioning especially in the midsole and outside of running shoe.

Overpronation requires a stability running shoes. Running shoes with extra support and structured cushioning.

How are you tested?

You will be required to run on a treadmill, while our running specialist or life max software records your running stride.

The video is then slowed down and analysed in detail, thereafter explained to you, so you can make an informed decision about choosing the right pair of running shoes suited to your gait results.

Get your running gait analysis at the following Totalsports stores:

  • Eastgate: Asics gait analysis tech
  • Menlyn Mens
  • Menlyn Women
  • Clearwater
  • Waterfall Mall
  • Gateway
  • Pavillion
  • Cresta Women
  • Sandton
  • Mall of Africa
  • Greenacres
  • Knysna
  • Blueroute
  • Tablebay
  • Cavendish women
  • Canalwalk women’s
  • Canalwalk
  • Tygervalley
  • Ilanga
  • Fourways
  • Mall of the north

If you have knowledge of your foot strike already, use our online shoe finder to find the perfect running shoe for you.

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