There is little point asking everyone else, as everyone's feet are different. Did you get your shoes at a good runnnig shop? they should let you try several different pairs, and see you runninig in them- most commonly on a treadmill, if not- around the shop/ nearby pavements.
If you've tried a pair of shoes for a while, take them with you, and explain the problem.- THe wear pattern on the sole might help them identify why they don't suit you- I have been through a number of differnt types of shoes, and it is a bit of ( rather expensive) trial and error, once you nkow which category you need- some manufacturers tend to have narrower toe boxes, etc, so you have really to try them on first.
Nike Equalons (mens' shoes as my feet are so big) as they were the only ones that would accommodate my orthotics comfortably.
But just as the others say, because they suit me, they won't necessarily suit you.
And your feet might be small enough to fit into womens' shoes.
As above, its a very personal thing and something you'll discover in time, but it never hurts to ask!
I over pronate heavily on the right foot but after years of wearing support shoes and ending up very badly injured (inguinal haematoma and 2-3 years recovery time) I took to wearing neutrals and have never looked back. My shoe of choice is Adidas Bostons & Adizero for speedwork/short distance. Never ever thought I'd see the day I wore Adidas for anything but I'm an absolute convert. It took me three years to get there though...
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Jeepers. Can your cat really type?
Which one did you mean? I have two. But to save you answering, yes in both cases although the lack of opposable paws causes them some difficulties.
Badoo, if you're not happy with your shoes, depending on how long you've had them either take them back and ask for a new analysis, go elsewhere or, if you're really concerned, consult a pod.
A good shop should have a wide range of brands and shoes within each brand, so perhaps the place you went to didn't have a sufficiently wide choice and you were given the "least worst" rather than the best shoe for you.
Newton Motions and Adidas adizero mana's for training
Saucony Kinvaras and K-swiss Kruzz's for racing
I'm a similar case to Mr Boat and Crazy Diamond. I used to wear supportive trainers after having my gait checked at a running store. First had Saucony Omnia something-or-other then Brooks Adrenylin then Asics 2150 (think that was what they were called!) then Asics Foundation 8 (went through two pairs of these) swapping every 6-12 months because to begin with I was unable to run very much, the pain in my shins was too much.
I stopped wearing supportive trainers after I'd planned to try barefoot running. I'd been told by a physio the pain was nothing and I just needed to get used to the pain, it didn't seem to help and roughly 2 years after that I was told I had a tibial stress fracture all along (no I didn't sue). I rested and when I went back to running started with a pair of Nike Free TR+ (as minimal as the Nike Free's get). I have not had the pain reoccur yet and its been almost a year now.
I think everyone can make up their own mind but if your legs are fine be careful with what you do to them, my legs were fine and I'd been in neutral trainers until a gym instructor advised I try getting my gait checked etc etc and about a month later was when all the pain begun. Be careful- its a steep learning curve otherwise!
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