80% of runners in Germany do not know if they are running in the right shoe
A consultation and running style analysis in the specialist sports trade or in the ASICS Running Lab at the Frankfurt Marathon trade fair can help to find the individually perfect running shoe.
An independent study commissioned by ASICS points out that the majority of runners in Germany run in shoes that are not ideal for their feet, their statics and their individual movement patterns.
Over three quarters (80%) of the test persons have never used a running style analysis with intensive advice and information and did not know which running style they have and whether they are running in the most suitable shoe. A further 47% of the participants surveyed were not aware of whether they are overpronators (clear buckling of the foot inwards) and thus need a stability shoe. Or whether they are neutral runners or supiniers (clear rolling of the foot outwards). Only 39% of runners were aware of the difference between a stability and a neutral running shoe, and further studies have shown that the risk of injury can increase significantly if there is no knowledge of what type of runner you are and which is the ideal running shoe for you and consequently you are travelling in a model that is not the best choice.
ASICS has introduced its own Running Lab in its stores to provide every runner with the best possible support in choosing the right running shoe. The service offers a comprehensive running style analysis with 3D foot measurement and expert advice. Visitors to the trade fair stand in Frankfurt can also take advantage of this premium service free of charge on three days to find their individually perfect shoe.