Advice on Dealing With Finding Out Im an Overpronator

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Jun 2012
10:54pm, 17 Jun 2012
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James1982a
I've always considered myself fairly neutral but always used to ditch shoes on 500 miles because it's what you're supposed to do right? God, I feel stupid! Nothing wrong with a single pair of them.
Jun 2012
10:54pm, 17 Jun 2012
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KinkyS
3 years of 1300 miles uninjured running or 10 seconds on a treadmill - I know which I'd use to decide what shoes were right for me :-)
Jun 2012
10:59pm, 17 Jun 2012
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Ian M
If it isn't broke don't try to fix it and don't listen to someone who saw you running for 10 seconds and has an ulterior motive (shoe sales).
Jun 2012
12:22pm, 18 Jun 2012
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James1982a
I was sooooo hoping a good argument would develop here
Jun 2012
1:25pm, 18 Jun 2012
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wiener dog
I also overpronate more on the right side for some reason. I was given shoes with a bit of support when I had gait analyis the first time and had to go back and change them after two weeks because they offered too much support and pulled on the inside of my calf muscles. I now use neutral shoes and have no problems - sometimes people say ' oh you should wear more supportive shoes because you overpronate ' but I am another person in the ' if it ain't broke don't fix it ' camp as I have run for over 6 years in the neutral shoes and had no probs.
Aug 2012
10:47am, 30 Aug 2012
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AndrewS
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Fmail me if you need more info.

Very interesting :-)
Aug 2012
10:59am, 30 Aug 2012
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AndrewS
this is exactly what my physio said to me a few years back. The glutes are so instrumental in correcting allignment issues which result in overpronation.
Since working on my core and glutes at the gym I have had fewer problems and am now running in neutral shoes.

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