Front foot running but I overpronate...do shoes matter?
Need some advice. Three years ago, I got my gait analysis done and figured that I overpronate. Since then I have been using ASICS GT-2170 and it has worked. For last 1.5 years, I have switched over to front foot running. I need to buy news shows and before I buy, I wanted some advice as to does it matter if the shoes have stability for overpronation given I am a front foot runner now ?
Not really. It is natural for feet to pronate, the arch of your foot acting as the shock absorber as it rolls inwards. I run in Brooks Green Silence just because they are light but offer some protection when compared to more barefoot style shoes. I land on the forefoot and my heel just touches but wouldn't say any weight goes through it. I weigh about 13 stone too so not a racing whippet! In conclusion, get a pair that are comfy and wide enough at the front so your feet aren't squashed up. Good luck!
I land midfoot/forefoot but i still need a bit of support i think. Its possible that you can still overpronate in the forefoot cycle of the gait. That may or may not be an issue but i have found i have had issues when i have gone down to less supportive shoes.
I land mid/forefoot and overpronate. I wear GT-1160, but whether or not I need support...who knows. I've not had any problems so far, so why change.
Thanks for all your responses. Based on these, it feels like I can go for a comfirtable wide general good running shoes
if you want something with support but feels good for forefoot striking then the obvious choices are Saucony Mirage or Brooks Pure Cadence, I have had both but preferred the Mirages.
I pronate and now run mostly in Saucony Kinvara's and love them, they don't have much support but they feel great and have never had an issues.
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