I have run in neutral shoes(after gait analysis) for a few years with no problems. Lately, Ive suffered from ITB so decided to get my gait analysed again. This time, it was suggested I go for a support shoe as I overpronate( I saw this on the video software). Where I get confused is that the wear on my current pair of shoes is on the outside of the heel and outside of the forefoot suggesting that i may be a supinator therefore needing neutral shoes.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated
Keep with the neutral shoes. Go by wear pattern and what feels comfortable.
Running shops always took one look at my fairly flat feet, said I overpronated and would go through the video to find the one stride proving this - despite a shoe wear pattern which, like yours, didn't indicate that at all. Also, I find anti-pronation shoes are uncomfortable on my feet (dig into the arch) and make my knees hurt. So I stuck with neutral until I went minimal.
Thanks for your reply
I've got to say that I do find neutral shoes comfortable, its just that I have begun to suffer from ITB and it won't seem to go away. It maybe the shoes and maybe something else.
There are lots of possible causes of ITB syndrome appart from overpronation - overtraining etc. No point in changing your shoes and then finding the new ones put your legs out of alignment and cause more problems...
As far as I remember, OVER correction - ie giving anti- pronation shoes to neutral runners, is a cause of ITBS. I wouldn't go down the more controlling shoe route if ITBS is your problem.
Yup. I used to over-pronate. Went with stability shoe, orthotics, different combinations. All contributed to knee pain, ITBS. Researched minimal shoes, better technique etc, went barefoot a lot and did some runs in VFFs. Worked on core control too. Now wear pattern is neutral, not on the medial side. I wear Inov8s mainly for longer runs but do shorter distances in my VFFs, Salomon speedcross or New Balance trail shoes.
Running then, a simple uncomplicated activity.
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