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As far as running shoe design goes, everyone falls into one of three basic categories: overpronator, neutral, or underpronator/supinator.
Overpronators – whose feet roll inwards more than average – require running shoes designed to correct this excessive roll.
Runners with a neutral gait generally need little or no motion control, and do fine with cushioned running shoes.
Underpronators/supinators, have feet that either roll inward too little (underpronators) – or roll outwards slightly (supinators) – and generally require additional cushioning. These runners may also benefit from a shoe built for greater stability.