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helloBuddy · 16/07/2018 14:22

Hi,

Could anyone recommend the best running trainers for flat feet?

I've had a gait analysis before and the trainers I bought don't really seem to be helping anymore. I don't feel they're supportive. I'm not sure what the right trainers should feel like but I'm presume like they are supportive my arch and comfortable?

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helloBuddy · 16/07/2018 21:38

Anyone?

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Newman2018 · 19/07/2018 22:35

How old are your trainers? More specifically, how many miles or km have you done in them?

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helloBuddy · 19/07/2018 22:56

They're probably only a year old and only done around 10-15k per week in them.

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Newman2018 · 20/07/2018 00:05

Ok, at best that’s 520km and at worst it’s 780km (or 500 miles).
That’s as much (more than) you’ll get out of a running shoe - you need new ones (and probably another gait analysis).

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helloBuddy · 20/07/2018 05:53

Thanks for the advice, I thought running trainers would last longer than that.

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Newman2018 · 20/07/2018 07:55

No, unfortunately not - despite the fact they cost enough. Also, I bet the sole looks fine as well. But they’ve lost their support now so if you keep running in them you’ll start to get niggly injuries. It’s all a factor of how heavy you are and what surface you tend to run on. I’d say you’ve done well to get them that far so I’d guess you are a light runner who runs on grass.
Well done for a consistent 10-15k a week.

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