What is my Foot Type?

What is pronation?

Pronation is the natural act of the body spreading the impact of walking, jogging or running throughout the foot evenly. As the foot strikes the ground, the ankle naturally rolls inward absorbing the shock of the ground and mobilizing to the terrain.

What is a neutral gait?

A neutral gait means that one’s forefoot and rearfoot are on the same plane and natural pronation is occurring to help spread the impact evenly, as the ankle rolls inward at 15 degrees.

neutral gait

What is overpronation?

Overpronation is when the ankle of the foot rolls in past its normal 15° of inward rotation. The cause of this could be many things such as foot type, biomechanics, or compensation strategies. People with flat feet often, although not always, overpronate.

overpronation

What is underpronation (or supination)?

Supination or underpronation is the opposite of over-pronation. Instead of the ankle rolling in too much, the ankle doesn’t roll in enough, thereby causing the runner run mainly on the outside of his/her feet. The cause of this could be many things such as foot type, biomechanics, or compensation strategies. Supination is often associated with people with high, stiff arches.

underpronation or supination