Here are the main fea­tures to con­sider

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SHAPE

To de­ter­mine the shape of the shoe, look at the sole. Draw a straight line from the mid­dle of the heel to the top of the shoe. In a curve-shaped shoe, most com­fort­able for supina­tors, the line will pass through the outer half of the toes. A straight-shaped shoe will have a line that passes through the mid­dle of the toes. Th­ese shoes are built to give prona­tors added sta­bil­ity.

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CON­STRUC­TION

Take out the in­sole and look at what type of stitch­ing is used on the bot­tom. In board con­struc­tion shoes, built specif­i­cally for prona­tors, the bot­tom of the shoe will not have any vis­i­ble stitch­ing. Com­bi­na­tion shoes, ap­pro­pri­ate for mild prona­tors or supina­tors, will have stitch­ing that be­gins half­way. On slip-con­structed shoes, you will see stitch­ing run­ning the en­tire length of the shoe pro­vid­ing the flex­i­bil­ity supina­tors need.

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MID­SOLE

Most of the cush­ion­ing and sta­bil­ity of a run­ning shoe is determined by the mid­sole. A dual-den­sity mid­sole pro­vides shock ab­sorp­tion as well as some sta­bil­ity, per­fect for prona­tors. Sin­gle den­sity mid­soles of­fer good cush­ion­ing but are not great at pro­vid­ing sta­bil­ity, mak­ing them bet­ter for supina­tors.

Keep in mind that a chi­ro­prac­tor can help you pre­vent run­ning-re­lated prob­lems by as­sess­ing your gait, as well as the mo­bil­ity of the joints in your feet, legs, pelvis and spine.

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