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Marathon Running Orthotics


Long Distance Running Orthotics are designed to cope with the demands placed on the feet and body of a long distance runner.

Marathoners place tremendous force on their feet. Most of the foot, ankle and leg problems we see are due to increased force. In some people this is due to abnormal biomechanics of their feet and in others it is because they simply weigh too much.

In marathoners, problems occur due to the repetitive pounding over the months of training. In fact, during a 10-mile run, the feet make 15,000 strikes, at a force of three to four times the body's weight. Even if you have perfect foot mechanics, injuries are common with this much stress.

Custom orthotics can help prevent injuries by decreasing the extreme forces placed on the feet in people training for marathons. In most cases, orthotics for marathoners should conform almost perfectly to the arch of the foot.