Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:49
You seem to be running at a reasonable level and I imagine that means you are covering a lot of miles. Some of this injury could be as simple as too many miles without the necessary base fitness behind it. Only you will know if you have been pushing that too far though.
For me personally I think structured support shoes are a nightmare for most runners. I think they encourage the foot into an unnatural shape and position and keep it there throughout a run when a foot should be able to turn and mould itself to the run, it should be the point of contact that fires all the other muscles off in your legs and right up to your core. A support shoe stops lots of this happening.
For me a neutral shoe is the right shoe for most people, I mean the name even suggests it. If you have been running for a long time, your body should be able to cope with you feet having a bit more freedom!
As for the shoes, well you just need to try a load on. Personally I'd stay away from anything Nike. The people in their shops have no clue about how any of their shoes work or who they are supposed to be for and having tried to talk to Nike about it, I feel like most of the company doesn't have a clue either! To me they entice you in with good (fashion) design, but the substance isn't there behind it.
I'd do a load of research, then wait for a sale while you recover then go and try a load on and see how you get on.