and choosing shoes
Anyone done the Wet Test as described in the Gear section?
I am currently running in Mizuno Inspire (Stability shoe) but I am getting a pain in my left foot after 2 miles or so on the arch of my left foot, it starts as a burning pain round the arch but spreads to my whole underfoot - the right foot is fine. I am also getting twinges in my knee and hip.
This lead me to think maybe its the shoes - so I tried the Wet Test and it seems I have high arches - and the article on the site suggested I need cushioned shoes, the shoe finder recomends Wave Creation (well from the Mizuno range and I like Mizuno shoes). I have always worn stability shoes but am 50 now so perhaps my gait has changed. This is also the same leg I have previously had piriformis syndromr in
Do you think I can trust this test - anyone else bought shoes after doing this ?
OK I know I should have a video Gait Analysis but there are so expensive - Advanced Performance are good and free if you buy the shoes but thats a 200 mile trip for me
Any advice welcome
Yes, didn't work for me. The wet test suggested I was "neutral". Gait analysis showed I was high arched but a moderate overpronator.
It's a small world - Advance Performance is where I go. I think it's worth the 100 mile round trip.
You could be right - well I know your right and will maybe have to go but 200 miles is a long drive. I live near Heathrow Airport so I may try to find somewhere nearer. But had one done at AP about 5 years ago and they were spot on with the shoes. I was wearing AAsics 2010 amd they put me in Mizuno Elixr
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