While choosing running shoes, 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.

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running shoes anatomy

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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