Severe overpronation - what Shoes?
I am an severe overpronator, 1m80, 75 kg ( bit overweight!), run on threadmill /pavement (My ax longrun is 20K).
TO the severe overpronator out there? What shoes could you recommend me?
I wouldn't like to try and guess which shoes would be the best for you, but my advice would be to go to a reputable running shop i.e. Up and Running, and they will be able to help you out. They should be able to do an analysis of your gait and you can try on a variety of shoes and see which is best suited to you.
Jeanmong in my experience there is no miracle cure I'm afraid. I've stuggled over the years with running marathons, repeatedly getting injured, however increasingly less so. In this order I would try:
- Core stability exercises - the additional control you gain may well solve some of your pronation issues
- Learn about running technique. It never ceases to amaze me how little is written about running technique. If this was golf, imagine how full your head would be with tips etc. However, there is a real science out there. I'd strongly advise seeking out a coach, even for an hour or so.
- Get some orthotics fitted. They make a big difference and every half-serious runner probably needs them to minimise wear and tear.
- Get someone nice to rub your shins
I over-pronate and was recommended Brooks Adrenaline GTS 6. Since I have been wearing them I have been injury free and haven't had any problems. However I was recommended them by Runners Need a specialist running shop who videoed me on a treadmill wearing different trainers to find what was best for me. What you need may be something totally different so I would recommend going to a decent running shop and asking for help.
thanks a lot
I'm a severe over pronator and have just had knee surgery on both of my knees at the same time as a result (arthroscopy, chrodoplasty and bilateral lateral releases). No shoe is going to fix your problems - as mentioned above you will need a good pair of shoes AND orthotics fitted by a podiatrist who will take a cast of your foot and make you bespoke orthotics. Don't buy any off the shelf - i did to be cheap and did more damage than good. That's my advice anyway.