Confused serious over pronator
So my last 3 pairs have trainers have been motion control trainers (Asics gel 8,9 and 10). But I just read an article saying that these are actually bad for your feet and make you pronate more. Very confused and slightly concerned, are they actually that bad or is propoganda by barefoot/minimal runners?
Got gait tested and they were recommended. They seem to work, although I suffer with ITBS regularly, though my physio has said this is down to my hips, tight muscles etc. I am going to get my gait checked again and see what they say, but would like to hear opinions on whether they are potentially causing me harm.
Asics don't make a shoe called Gel !!
Asics Gel Kayano, Asics Gel Fuji, Asics Gel Evolution etc
Gel is what's in the sole of the shoe
Oops missed out the word foundation, my mistake.
Thanks for pointing out my error, i look forward to your input.
don't believe everything you read in the press
ITBS issues can happen with any shoes, any gait - it's not the shoes it's the person's body causing the issues.
fundamentally - if the shoe ain't broke and you ain't broke (within reason) stick with what you know
no doubt the barefoot mafia will disagree somehow
+1 I think FB has nailed it
Another vote for Fat Buddha. Ignore the fashionistas who zealously claim that all shoes are 'foot coffins' and are deisgned to actually hurt you in order to propagate the market for support shoes. I have minimalist shoes and support shoes - for different types of running. Both are good, but I am not a disciple of either - neither will save my soul nor eat me while I sleep.
If you are getting along with your shoes, stick with them.
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Ltd. | © Runner's World 2002-2014 |