Do over pronation running shoes work?(7 Posts)
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I’ve started couch 2 5k. Now my knees hurt and I’m only on week 2. Are overpronation running shoes worth it? My ankles really turn in. Has anyone had an experience where they have made a difference or is it just a running shop gimmick? I’m trying to do strengthening exercises as well as I can feel that one leg is weaker than the other.
Yes they work for me. The insides of my knees always hurt but when I got my support running shoes it went. There are so many different brands out there it’s hard to know where to start! I currently run in Hoka one one Arahi. They are very comfy.
Yes but i would get them fitted at a running shop that will do you a proper gait analysis - some are offering this via video consultation at the moment. The level of support can vary between shoes, or you might be better with orthotics in a neutral shoe. It's most likely your feet causing your ankles to roll inwards. Do you have flat feet? If you're not sure, wet your feet and stand on a floor that you can see your footprint on.
Yes definitely. I used to get knee pain and shin splints til I sorted my trainers out.
Yup they definitely do. I could do with a new pair as mine are really worn down so my knees and hips hurt a bit again. A new pair is one of the things I’m most looking forward to post lockdown.
Yes, I've worn them for years. When I started running in normal trainers I got all sorts of injuries because of over pronation.
I went to a running shop for gait analysis to fit them properly, which was about £20 and knocked off the price of trainers I bought.
Thanks everyone, that’s good to know. My feet are really flat. I can tell from when I do wet footprints on concrete. I’ve read a few places that they’re just a gimmick and so it’s good to hear that they’ve actually helped some people.
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