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Full Running Shoe Guide

ion ersionAs the prescription of the correct sport shoe for a patient is a complex task based on numerous factors, this publication is meant as a guide only. The categorization of the sport shoe models in this publication is the opinion of the author based on his professional experience, using available information sourced from the individual sporting companies and information published in sporting magazines and the internet. This is not a review of running shoe models.

Where possible the Heel Drop values and the Stack Height values are indicated. It is beyond the ambit of this publication to list the individual attributes of each shoe model. For more information on each model consult the individual company. The information contained in this guide is current at the time of publication, and every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy.

Where possible Heel Drop values and Midsole Sack values are indicated.

Only shoe models that are available in South Africa are included.

Edition 211 –  22 May 2024

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This information and / advice is the opinion of the author in his capacity as a qualified and registered podiatrist.
The information and advice is meant as a guide only and is intended to be easily understandable to the lay person. This in not a scientific article in any way.
Anyone seeking health and/or medical advice is strongly advised to consult a qualified professional of their choice. If you have any specific questions about any podiatric or medical matter or are in need of treatment you should consult your podiatrist, doctor, or other professional health care provider.