Brooks Running Form Gait Analysis

Brooks Running Form Gait Analysis


Hi! I’m here with Alex Feldman, from the Brooks
Traveling Circus Bus. So we just did a gait analysis, and he’s going to explain how they
do the gait analysis, what they’re looking for, and we’ll see what my feet look like. All right! So what we’re watching here is
what’s called the gait cycle, and we’re going to watch the 3 basic phases. There’s contact, mid-stance, and then toe-off. So we’re going to play it back here. And what I’m going to do is I’m going to slow
it down and pause it right at mid-stance when his foot is flat on the ground, and measure
from his achilles down to the base of his heel, and then up through his mid-calf, and
then we can better recommend a shoe for him. All right… so about 177 there. Then we’ll
take a look here. 176 there. So what these numbers mean is anywhere between
about 175 and 180 is where we’re typically going to recommend what’s considered a neutral
shoe, and then anything below that we’d start getting into support and stability shoes. So right about 175-176 definitely falls into
that neutral category; so like that minimalism kind of stuff: The Green Silence or the T6
Racing Flats I think would be the best bet in the Brooks line. But the difference between neutral and stability
shoes, as you can see, neutral shoes are going to be all white through that mid-sole area,
where a stability is going to have that extra great support piece. It’s just the difference
in the densities in the foam, and what that’s designed to do is trigger the propriocepters
in the feet and prevent the foot from rolling inwards so you have the ability to toe-off
straight and evenly.

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