I am confused and would appreciate any experienced advice I receive.I have been told by several running stores that I pronate mild-moderately and more so one my left foot.I have always gone with their advice and bought the shoes they recommended for me,as well as the insoles.Nonetheless I have suffered my share of injuries in my short running career of 1 1/2 years.I have had hip bursitis,patellar tendinitis in the non pronating leg,achilles tendinitis and lots of blisters.Without these complications I would be running a decent pace but because of them I have had to adapt to a run/walk.
Anyway,my confusion lies in the fact that last night I looked at my Adidas supernova Controls(a mil-moderate stability shoe) and noticed the wear pattern after several hundred miles.It is markedly worn on the pronating side on the outside heel.This is the heel that was inflicted with the tendinitis issues.However doesn't this show supination not pronation? I thought pronators rolled inward.There is very little wear on the inward part of either shoe.
I would just like to make sure my shes aren't causing a problem.I like these shoes-they feel great as do Kayanos,just confused as to the wear pattern and wondering if I am being forced by the shoe to roll outwards too much.I am wearin a Spenco Polysorb stability insole and sometimes a Sorbothane Elite stability insole as well-they too were recommended.This weekend I developed severe pain in my compensating non pronating knee.Thanks for your help.
The right shoes can help! but, I think you need professional orthodics from a foot doctor or a exercise physiologist tapping your arches before you run. The orthodics will be cheaper in the long run, it will help your back, knees, and other parts of your body... azrun
I was wearing a stability shoe and having problems with shin splints and knees. I did some research and found discussion on Nike Frees. They allow your feet to absorb the shock and don't force them into any position. This was the answer for me. My left foot pronates but my right shoe shows a wear pattern on the outer edge. Wearing the Nike Frees, I am able to feel my left foot roll in, and my right foot does not. It stays quite straigt with a slight roll outward. My right foot has always turned out a bit (causes me grief when trying to line up a golf shot!) but trying to force it into a different run pattern was not a good idea. I have no pain with the Nike Frees and I ike to feel my feet make contact with the surface I am running on. Maybe you are like me, and your two feet are doing different things>
The best way to determine if you are pronating or supinating is to watch your foot when you walk or run using a video recording. I posted an example of excessive pronation with the left foot while the right foot has normal foot motion onwww.youtube.com.