Posted: 08/06/2016 at 20:50
I started running 4 years ago...and kept it up for a year or so. Occasional efforts since then, but only really got back to it in the last couple of months. I thought my running shoes were fine, but the soles are quite worn, so thought I probably need some new ones.
When i I bought the ones I have, I read an article in Runners World, which had a table of support/ no support, heavy weight/light weight etc and I picked a pair that sounded right, tried them in a shop and then bought them online. They are really comfy and actually fit me (not a common occurrence in shoes, in my experience). But I think this may have been beginners luck. They are Nike Lunarglide 4, which I'd happily buy again, but of course you can't, and nowhere local has Nike Lunarglide 7 which is the current version.
I went to DWsports today (the only local shop which does gait analysis) and was told I need support (current shoes are 'support' shoes) but also insoles as I over pronate so much. Still over pronate as much in my current shoes.
Thing is, I may over pronate, but I don't get foot or leg pain, so what does it matter? Plus I think I overpronate because I have hyper mobile ankle joints, not because I have felt arches, so no shoe is really going to correct for that.
He suggested Asics "because their shoes are designed for running", but I have a broad foot and I'd need a size larger in the Asics. I'd rather have a shoe that fits me and feels comfortable than one that is a size larger and supposedly corrects something that isn't causing me a problem.
We we went through a variety of shoes and I left without buying anything. If I just go to Sports Direct and buy something that feels comfortable, am I going to regret it?
Or should I just buy the Nike Lunarglide 7 online? Will they be the same fit? Anyone worn older and newer Lunarglides to compare?