Stability shoes are fine for Neutral runners as are cushioned shoes. In fact generally stability shoes are a better bet for most runners without severe motion problems. I think if there is any doubt as to how you plant youre foot then stablity shoes are a safe bet As far as the odd action goes, Paula Radcliffe is not exactly orthodox (then again she is injured at present). If you are not suffering undue aches and pains then I should carry on as you are. Sometimes it is necessary to ring the changes with your first 2-3 pairs of shoes until you find a brand with shoe lasts that really fit. Despite the fact that shoe models change year on year, the lasts that manufacturers use tend to stay the same. For example I have never been able to get on with Adidas or reebok. However Mizuno fit my feet like a dream. Adidas lasts suit narrower feet. So if your present shoes fit and you remain comfy for the next 500k or so get the same model next time. If you are suffering then change brands.
Just purchased a pair of Nimbus 4. Worn out my wave riders which were great for feel but went sloppy after 250miles and lost what little forefoot cushioning they had. Anyone out there with experience of nimbi? Can I expect them to last abit longer?
Thanks for the replies, I feel better running for me and donating to charity as I feel fit. I think I've just run my last race for charity. Now how do I deal with all those door steppers? Please do not answer this one.
Now I don't wish to sound churlish but probably will. So here goes. I have run for a variety of charities as I am sure many runners have. Millions are raised each year by runners. Firstly I wonder if the amounts raised outstrip the National Lottery contributions to good causes. Secondly, do we provide an indirect tax on the public in every office, school, hospital, depot, shop, factory in the land? As the years go by I feel less and less comfortable flicking through mags like Runners World and noting the hundreds of charity ads. How much of that which I raise is used to put an ad in next months fitness mag? I now feel guilty racing in an unsponsored vest for nowt but pleasure. Have I lost the plot and am I about to see a trio of ghosts this coming Christmas?