I need some shoe reccomendations.
Hi, I'm an overweight teenager (over 160 pounds) and I've just started running. My feet are size 8 and slightly flat. I over-pronate moderately, and I find that my ankles are often in a lot of pain. I also get large blisters on the inside of my feet. I am, and will be running on the treadmill only for the near future. I would be very greatful for any shoe reccomendations that anyone has, or any shoes/types to avoid! I don't want to spend more than £100. I've been looking at the Asics Gel-Noosa Tri 8 womens shoes and the Nike Lunarglide +4.
Thanks for reading.
If I was you, I'd go to somewhere like sweatshop (that's where I went) that does gate analysis and get professional advice. Sweatshop in Nottingham cured my shin splints almost over night.
Im going to a running shop tomorrow for a video gait analysis, I hope it goes well!
I still think I want to get some better trainers as I feel my ankles need support and the overpronantion is causing me problems.
While it could be your shoes, your ankle pain could just be too much too soon. No need to spend much more than £35 on running shoes if you don't want to, plenty of older and cheaper models out there and usually a sale on somewhere - most new shoes are just marketing to make you buy some more!
I had the Lunarglide+4's and they were not very cushioned, I used them more in races than in training - the Lunareclipses were more cushioned and my preferred forgiving shoe for long runs for ages. I also moderately overpronate (well one shop said I did, 2 others said other stuff and tried to sell me all sorts - I'm not sure I really believe in gait analysis anymore, but my own filming agreed with the first)
I'm not sure you need specific shoes for your weight really - 160 lbs is not that much (I'm well over that by a good 25 lbs now and was another 25 more a year ago!) for size 8 feet considering I'm size 10 - so similar pressure on the ground.
Maybe I'm not getting it - but running shoes do not support your ankles much at all (at least none I've ever worn), for that you need something more akin to a hiking boot?
Invest in some socks that work better for you and there's always plasters/vaseline to prevent blisters.
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