Over Pronaters.... what do you wear

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12/01/2012 at 08:53
Yesterday I took my first run out in my brand-new, very orange, Adizero xt3's. What a difference a shoe can make! These are neutral trainers and I'm coming out of support trainers that I wad advised to get after a gait-analysis showed over-pronation.

I ran a fairly tough hilly cross-country course, 10 k, a route I run regularly and set a best time first time out and had gas in the tank to spare.

I'm not advocating ignoring the advice of running shop pro's but, well, it's interesting, isn't it?

12/01/2012 at 09:20
Interesting indeed. I over-pronate and have used Brooks GTS for the last 4 years. (Which is most of my 'proper' running career). In comparison to a friends 'neutral' shoes, the make/model of which I forget, my shoes are like clogs! However, I have remained injury free in my training, despite two slogs around the FLM, and that may be the long term issue for you...
12/01/2012 at 13:19
I run exclusively cross-country - I think if I was road-running my opinion would differ and maybe I should have been clearer on that.
13/01/2012 at 21:52
Too cut a long story short i had a gait analysis done a few years ago after seeking advice after developing an injury - i then got talked into having custom orthotics - i wore them for a year. Yes the initial injury (soft tissue damage under right foot) went away but i started developing problems in my hips and made no improvements to mileage. After talking through with my physio why i was wearing orthotics in the first place i took the plunge and decided to remove them from my trainers. I overpronate. Since doing this i felt instant comfort and am now running more and increasing mileage than i have ever done before in neutral trainers - adidas adizero manas!!

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