Summary: Motion control running shoes are used as corrective shoe on normal people who over-pronate while they walk.
For a normal gait person, as he moves a step forward, his heel touches the ground first then the arch of his foot followed by his forefoot and toes. The normal footprints would depict a heel, a bridge connecting to the metatarsus, and the toes. This is the normal gait, the heel which rolls to the arch then the forefoot and toes.
What happens in a flatfooted individual is quite different. As his heel touches the ground, it rolls to the whole sole of his foot followed by the toes. The resulting footprint would be his entire foot sole imprinted with a little or no indication of an arch. This is an indication of over-pronation, when the heel strikes the ground and rolls inward as the step completes its motion. Over time, this causes injuries and the most common indication of untreated over-pronating feet is the knee slightly bent inward with the feet splayed slightly apart.
Before, motion control running shoes are used exclusively for runners to correct their gait (over pronation). But over time, motion control running shoes are used as a corrective shoe on normal people who over-pronate while they walk.
If you belong to the category of flat footed individuals who over-pronate while walking, get yourself a motion control shoe and prevent a serious injury. Here are samples of motion control running shoes I find available over the internet.
Nike Air Structure Triax Men's Running Shoe Price Range: $90 Description: Features and Benefits Cushioning Technology: Air-Sole--The Air-Sole unit provides lasting cushioning. Pronation: W.A.R.P. Tech--W.A.R.P. Tech greatly reduces forefoot pronation. Outsole: BRS 1000 --BRS 1000 outsole delivers a good level of durability and traction with a marking outsole. Key Specs Model Number: 311856041 Classification: Motion Control/Stability
Reebok Premier Road Plus II Price Range: $50 Description: DMX foam for cushioning and high abrasion rubber outsole for durability. The carbon rubber heel strike provides durable traction. Forefoot flex grooves add flexibility. Transition Bridge aids heel-to-toe transition. Dual density medial post gives enough foot stability and the CMEVA midsole offers cushioning. Also the blown rubber forefoot provides cushioning, traction and durability. 3M Scotchlite material is for night safety. Classification: Motion Control
Brooks Addiction 6 Stability Running Shoe Price Range: $65 Description: Durable and energy efficient midsole compound utilized as an insole board provides more cushioning and flexibility. Cushioning technology used is HydroFlow. This technology absorbs the shock, stabilizes the foot and returns energy back to the foot. The extended diagonal roll bar with dual density midsole prevents pronation. The outsole is a high density carbon rubber for increased traction and durability. Classification: Motion Control/Stability