Advice for a mild over pronator...

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14/04/2013 at 17:21

I have been told I need a mild stability shoe from my local running store.

I am a mild over pronator.

I have a normal arch, my feet aren't very wide, but I need a lot of cushioning.

Can someone please advise the shoe for me!?

Thanks in advance,


14/04/2013 at 17:29

theres plenty of talk on this forum and many others over whether anyone really needs pronation control................ but if you do go for mild stability with cushioning my advice would be to give the mizuno inspire a try.

14/04/2013 at 17:30
What did the store reccomend?
14/04/2013 at 17:47

The guy in the running shop let me try two shoes on, as they only had two stability shoes in a size 9.5. They were a Mizuno shoe (unsure of the model, but i don't remember it being an Inspire), and a Brooks shoe. They were both comfortable enough, but I didn't feel like they were too much different to the shoe I have now. I think the best test for me is to do a run on the road, a treadmill in store isn't a good enough comparison.

I have actually been looking at the Mizuno Inspire, so i may order a pair of them and see how I get on.

Any other suggestions?

I read the Brooks Adrenaline GTS were a good shoe for over pronators too...

14/04/2013 at 17:52

The best shoe is the one that fits you ... my recommendation would be Asics 2000 series or Saucony Guide (or Mirage), but no idea whether they would suit you.

What shoe are you currently wearing and have you been experiencing any niggles or pains since you started using them.

14/04/2013 at 17:56

Well i've been experiencing Peroneal Tendonitis for over 8 weeks. I rested for 5-6 weeks on doctors orders, but on my first run back the pain was back.

I also get a lot of ankle/calf pain. The ankle is sore to touch all the way around.

After taking my shoes with me to the running store, they pretty much laughed at me when they seen what i'd been running in - Reebok Zigtech shoes! I realise now, these are definitely not running shoes so could do with getting some proper ones before I do anymore damage. I'm running about 5-8 miles on each run, three times a week.

14/04/2013 at 18:05

Ah OK - just asking to work out why you needed to change - but thats a very good reason!

Hopefully any proper running shoe should help get over the tendonitis.  Is there another shop that you can try?  Mild overpronation is very common, so another shop may have a wider range of shoes in stock.

14/04/2013 at 19:04

Thanks for the suggestions anyhow, I will check them all out and see if they have them in any of the other sports stores near me 

15/04/2013 at 15:05

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seren nos    pirate
15/04/2013 at 15:47

if its mild overpronation I would go for the asics 1000 range not the 2000 range as Sutyr advised..

there is no replacement for good expert advice and trying them on

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