Infographic: Anatomy of a Running Shoe

While choosing a running shoe – especially online – you might get overwhelmed by a series of terms with no apparent meaning: upper unit, last, medial post, shank, heel drop… This infographic puts it all into perspective, explaining in a clear and visual way what each part of a running shoe is called.

First off, your shoe is split into 2 main sections – Upper and Sole Unit. Each of these has several components which all work together to create your ideal ride. Read the rest of the infographic before you read a review: now you’ll know the anatomy of a running shoe!

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Anatomy of a Running Shoe

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