Running is great but can result in shin splints, a painful injury along the inside border of the tibia, or shin bone.
There are many causes for shin splints, but the right shoe can help and a professional can help you find the right fit.
“Eight out of every 10 Americans overpronate, so they shouldn’t be in a soft, cushiony shoe, but rather a stability shoe,” said Dr. Keith Jeffers, a San Diego, California-based chiropractor known as The Running Doctor who has treated shin splints and other running ailments for 25 years. “Stability helps keep the foot from rolling in and (putting) pressure on shins”.
There is no single type or brand of shoe to prevent shin splints, but here are some recommendations from coaches, runners and sporting goods corporate buyers.