I have never ran with the original insoles in mine. The cushioning actually makes me feel a litle unstable, if that makes sense and it feels that my ankles are working harder (on the outside) to stabilise and counteract the extreme cushioning. It was in Asics before which are alot more rigid, which hardly any noticable "give". I'm thinking that the Nikes, as lovely and as squishy as they are, are just to much of a shift for my calves/ankles/achilles to handle!!
I think that Joolska has the right idea - I will give the pod a shout and see what she says.
I have got custom orthotics for my trainers, as I am a severe overpronator.
For the last year I have run in Asics, but have recently changed to Nike Zoom Vomero 5's. These, unfortunately, don't seem to agree with me, as I think that they are TOO cushioned and are knocking out my orthotics. I am struggling with v. tight calves and shin splints just now.
I would be really interested to hear from any fellow runners who have custom orthotics to find out what trainers they swear by. I know that everyone is different, but it would be good to get a heads up of certain brands/models for me to try.
Do you choose a neutral trainer or another type?
Do you take out the inner sole before you put in your orthotic?
No, my training has been pretty consistent. I run for approx an hour on a Tuesday & Thurs with Jog Scotland and then have a longer run on a Sat/Sun. The midweek runs for the last 2wks have been rough, but the weekend runs are easier, as I try to do these offroad (trail/forest) which are much more enjoyable. Another thing with these runs is that I wear trail trainers (Inov8s) which are super supportive and really seem to help my legs behave - the grips are too big to wear on the road tho, which is a bummer!
I think that I need to introduce some more strength and cross training into my week, as I only really run at the moment, with rest days in between.
Thanks tho - I am confident that my issues will be sorted by next Sunday!!