When it comes to running shoes, we’ve always been told that fit, support, and comfort are essential to take care of your feet. While these are important aspects to consider when shopping for running shoes, there are other factors that can affect how you feel after a run, specifically, your stride. Everyone has a unique stride, and one major factor that distinguishes your stride is what’s called pronation.
Pronation is the inward rolling of the ankle when your foot lands on the ground. A certain degree of pronation is normal to help your feet absorb shock. However, too little or too much, and you might need different shoes to correct your stride. One option is motion control shoes. In this blog, we’re going to go over what motion control shoes are and their benefits, so you can see whether this type of shoe meets your needs.
What Are Motion Control Shoes?
Motion control shoes are designed to limit excessive foot motions by decreasing the extent of pronation. Extra support in the arch area helps improve stability in the foot, and reduces the inward rolling degree of the ankle when your foot hits the ground.
Because these shoes are designed to limit motion, they are very durable. they differ from neutral running shoes in that natural shoes are designed for the ideal running stride, and therefore are more flexible and light weight. Motion control shoes have a medial post that reinforces the arch of the foot for a more stable, structured stride.
Benefits of Motion Control Shoes
With over-pronation comes the risk of injury. Motion control shoes reduce the risk of injury because even if you have shoes that fit right and are comfortable, they aren’t going to correct pronation, but motion control shoes will.
They also help reduce the overuse of certain muscle groups. Motion control shoes are better at triggering the quadricep muscles, which helps prevent your feet from experiencing too much fatigue by distributing the impact.
Lastly, they are more durable than other kinds of shoes. Because they are designed to correct your stride and offer more support, you’re getting the advantage of a longer-lasting shoe.
How to Know if You Need Motion Control Shoes
There are so many different kinds of shoes, so it can be hard to decide on a pair that’s right for you. Here are some tips for figuring out if you need motion control shoes:
Xelero is the first shoe that systemically combines stability and cushioning with a dynamic forward motion. Xelero shoes have a “Propulsion Element” that cradles the rear foot on both the Medial and Lateral sides. It is the only motion control shoe on the market that is neutral and works in remedying both Pronation and Supination.
With Xelero motion control shoes, you will walk easier, and stay on your feet longer with less pain, whether that means helping you live a healthier and more active lifestyle, or getting you back training quicker while overcoming an injury.
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The Perfect Fit
Xelero Shoes is dedicated to helping you find the Perfect Fitting shoe. Our Therapeutic shoes are designed to accommodate a wide range of common foot issues. Available for Men and Women in Sizes: 6 to 14 and Widths: Medium to 6E, extra depth, with removal inserts for Custom Orthotics and AFO’s.
We have taken all the worry out of ordering shoes on-line. With Our Free Exchange and First Return on Us Policy, you may return or exchange any purchased shoe within 30 days, at no cost*. Final sale items are not returnable.
How to Break-in New Shoes
To help determine if the shoe is the perfect fit, we recommend you wear the shoe for 1 hour in the morning and late afternoon, on a clean dry surface. The shoes need to be in New condition when returned, shoes that are worn or scuffed are not returnable. So, take a couple of days to try them on and walk on a clean surface to make sure they fit properly.
What are Shoe Spacers?
Therapeutic shoes often include several inserts. In addition to the main insert with arch support, there are flat foam inserts called Spacers. The foam spacers allow you to adjust the fit of each shoe. Want a snugger fit (add a spacer), need more room (remove a spacer) for the perfect fit.
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Return unworn shoes within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Shoes must be completely clean on top, bottom, and show no indication of wear. Return shoes in their original shoe box with all shoe inserts, and shoe packing material using the pre-paid return label. We will issue a full refund when the shoes are received. An email will be sent confirming a refund has been processed. Please allow 10-14 days for processing. Please allow 7-10 days for processing.
*The first return is on us! *Any consecutive order returns the return shipping will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Returns received after 31 days will receive a 50% refund. Returns received after 45 days will not receive any refund. (Return window is calculated from the date of the delivery to you, to the date UPS scans the package for the return – transit times do not count in the 30 days.) We are sorry we cannot accept back worn shoes, and if returned, there will be no refund. Final Sale Items are not returnable.