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There are three basic types of footfall: overpronation, neutral, and underpronation/supination.
Overpronators – those whose feet roll excessively inwards – usually need over-pronator shoes with devices to prevent the excessive roll when running.
Underpronators/supinators - whose feet either roll inward too little or roll outwards slightly – often require additional cushioning, and may benefit from a shoe with greater stability.
Runners with a neutral gait generally need little or no motion control.