Posted: 06/09/2012 at 12:56
I think that the initial problem discussed here is that wearing minimalist shoes means you land more on the forefoot (as heel striking would be painful!) and this significantly reduces the overpronation and the effect of having flat feet.
This is great for people prone to calf and shin pain although must be built up slowly to gradually strengthen the foot and calf muscles.
It's either that or wear motion control trainers and stick with your heel strike.
But DON'T heel strike in neutral shoes if you overpronate, that won't do you any good at all and can lead to injuries like tarsal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, knee pain etc etc