Are you wearing the right running shoes for your pronation level? Research shows that women overpronate more than men
New stats from smart insole brand NURVV‘s database suggest that women are more likely to overpronate and have a rearfoot footstrike pattern than men.
The study showed that of 61% NURVV’s male userbase had neutral pronation when running versus 55% of female users. 30% of men were overpronaters, compared to 36% of women, with 9% of both women and men falling in the under-pronation category.
Women were also significantly more likely to be rearfoot footstrikers, with 56% making initial contact with the ground at the rear of the foot compared to just 49% of men.
These statistics show how vital it is that we’re wearing the right shoes – you can find our guide to picking your perfect shoe here. If you think you pronate then it might be worth getting yourself some support shoes.
For the most accurate information on your running technique, book yourself in for a gait analysis or try NURVV’s smart insoles.