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Arch Analysis


Knowing your arch type will help determine what type of shoe you should test. Analyze your arch to determine your arch curvature and find the best shoe for your body frame.

How to find your Arch Type:

        1.  Pour water into a shallow pan.
        2.  Step into the water.
        3.  Next, step on to a heavy sheet of paper.
        4.  Examine the footprint. If you see...

...a narrow band connecting the forefoot area and heel, you most likely have a High Arch.

...half of your arch in the footprint, you most likely have a Neutral Arch.

...almost your entire midfoot area, you most likely have a Low Arch or Flat Feet.


High Arch
Your arches tend to exert pressure on the heel and midfoot. You should be more comfortable in shoes with less restrictive features. However, those with a heavier body frame will need additional stability. If you have a high arch, you may tend to under-pronate (supinate).
High Arch Red

Body FrameBest Shoe

HeavyMotion Control

MediumNeutral

LightLightweight

Neutral Arch
Your arches distribute pressure evenly across the heel, midfoot, and outer arch. You may require some support and guidance within the shoe for comfort. If you have a neutral arch, you should have a neutral running/walking gait.
Mededium Arch Red

Body FrameBest Shoe

HeavyMotion Control

MediumStability

LightNeutral

Low Arch
Your feet tend to roll inward exerting excessive pressure on your arches. Low arches require maximum guidance and stability within the shoe. If you have a low arch, you may tend to over-pronate.
Flat Arch Red

Body FrameBest Shoe

HeavyMotion Control

MediumStability

LightStability

Flat Feet
You need maximum guidance and stability within your shoes. If you have flat feet, you may tend to over-pronate.
Flat Arch Red

Body FrameBest Shoe

All Body TypesStability


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