Help me work out my arch type
Do you know whether you have feet with a medium arch, a low arch or a high arch? If you do, then you can compare your feet to the three types below. You need to know your arch type if you are planning to buy a sports insole.
There is a good correlation between arch-type and gait (i.e. whether you over-pronate, supinate or are a neutral runner), but we do recommend that you do the two simple tests that we describe in the section 'Help me choose a running shoe' of our website too.
If you don't know your arch-type or you're not sure, you can do the wet foot test to find out. All you need is a bowl of water and a newspaper. Stand in the bowl of water for a few seconds and then stand on the newspaper. Then look at your footprint. Then check how similar your footprint looks to our images below.