What Is The Correct Newton Shoe Type For My Foot?

Not sure which Newton model your feet will prefer? We explain your choices here.

STABILITY OR NEUTRAL?

First, identify your foot type.

Stand in front of a mirror with bare feet shoulder-width apart and bend your knees, keeping your heels on the ground. Watch the bones on the inside of your ankle as you bend and straighten your knees.

  • If the bones move inward more than 1/3 inch, you likely pronate during your running gait. Also, if your big toe is shorter than your second toe (the common Morton’s foot type), you likely pronate. This means the inner sole of your foot is bearing the body's weight.
  • If your ankle bones do not move inward or outward significantly, you have a neutral gait.
  • If your ankle bones move outward, you may be one of the rare people who supinate. This means the outer sole of your foot is bearing the body's weight.

 

Other methods to determine your running gait and support needs include:

  • Look at the wear on an old pair of running shoes (not walking shoes, which show your walking gait). Place the shoes side by side on an elevated surface like a table, with the toes pointing towards you. Look at the shoes from eye level. If either or both lean noticeably inward, you likely pronate.
  • Look at the sockliner in an old pair of running shoes. If the foam is compressed specifically under the ball of the big toe, this also indicates pronation.

 

If your feet pronate (when the the inner edge of the sole bears the body's weight), look for our Stability models.

If your feet supinate (when the outer edge of the sole bears the body's weight) or you have a neutral gait, look for our Neutral models.

To see more information on Newton Running shoes, please click on the following link: Wildfire Sports - Newton Running