It is possible that your gait could have changed - if you have changed your running technique or markedly changed weight. It might be best if you have another analysis to make sure.
It is quite possible that you have always been neutral and that in February you were mis-diagnosed.
Hi Nykie, if running in the Pegasus doesn't cause pain, then stick with the Pegasus or other neutral shoes.
Gait Analysis isn't an exact science (unless all your runs are limited to 5 mins on a treadmill ).
Interesting, was it the same test done by the same person? Never tried gait analysis but thought of it many times.
Thanks for the replies. I'm going to stick with the Pegasus shoes for now and see if I can get past the 'sloppy' feeling.
No Joe, different people and indeed different shops. The first time was Up & Running, the second time was Sweatshop.
This is quite a big subject, but in essence, there's no real evidence that gait analysed training shoes help prevent injury. They did a large study in the US using soldiers, a bunch of whom were gait analysed and given appropriate footwear, and bunch who weren't; they were just issued with a neutral training shoe.
Guess what? There was no difference in injury rates between the two groups.
From my own experience, I joined the army when they were still issuing plimsoles and boots; that's all we ran in; and we were fine. I seem to remember one lad did claim to be suffering with shin splints, but the troop Corporal cured that with a good shouting session.
I'm far from any expert mind, but I believe running form is more important than the training shoe. Take a look at Chi Running, natural running, barefoot running, Alexander Technique; I think they're all similar and teach a forefoot/midfoot landing, shorter stride, faster cadence, upright posture, etc.
A good best selling book is Born to Run also, and it covers some of the issues surrounding modern over-engineered training shoes, also Panaramas The Truth about Sports Products covers this too:
Many runners say it's important to find out what works for us as individuals though, and I don't disagree with that either; just giving an alternate view from the mainstream.
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