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Former Asics Shoemaker Shares His Design Strategies

running shoesHitoshi Mimura, formerly affiliated with the shoe brand Asics, is touted as the ‘god shoes’. Mimura, who has taken on a solo act, is considered to be one of the best in the shoe design field.

Mimura does business crafting custom footwear for world-class athletes who consult with him. When asked what his secret is, Mimura says it’s is all about the metrics involved when making a shoe. Mimura’s measurements go by the length and circumference of each toe, heel width, and the length of the Achilles tendon. 

Running shoe selection needs consideration. If you would like some assistance finding the right running shoe, come and see podiatrist Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot and Ankle .  Dr. Crismali can help you to find a shoe that works for you and your feet.  

Choosing the Right Running Shoes for Your Foot Type

Running is a physical activity although fun, can put a lot of stress on the joints, bones and ligaments of the body. Injury and stress on the foot can be an important factor on which kind of shoe you’re wearing. Running shoes should be worn based on your foot type. It is important to find out what fits you based on cushioning, stability and motion.

Determining your type

Speak with a shoe specialist or retail professional to see what your foot type is. They will be able to identify and measure your arch type, stride and gait.

Running Mechanics

When you are running or walking in your shoes, every step determines how your foot is landing. Pronation is the natural rolling of your ankle from outside to inside during foot strike.

Pronation is a correct form of walking or running. It helps absorb shock and store energy from your lower extremities. Neutral runners who pronate correctly do not need specific shoes, since they have stability and control.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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