over or under support
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Over pronate, underpronate. I have read and read up on the subject.
Flat feet you are more likely to overpronate???
Is this the case, because then I look for shoes made for that issue and I when I read reviews on the shoe, it is the total opposite.
I dont want to end up with the shoe that does the opposite of what I need it to do.
The last few weeks I have been doing some comparison shopping for some new walking shoes and have had ZERO luck.
I am very choosy when it comes to shoes, due to the foot issues I have and the fact that due to having to buy a better quality of shoe, I always have to pay a little more and make them last a little longer.
I am currently rotating between a 4 year old asics and a 1 year old Saucony.
I have good days and bad days with both shoes, and I feel that the Asics are still in really good condition despite their age and miles they have on them.
My problem with the Asics is that they are not wide and while my feet are not overly wide, I do get more room with a wide shoe when I wear my orthotics.
With my foot, and the orthotic, I often feel the left foot is much too tight in that shoe.
The Saucony is a wide and feels much better when I walk, I feel much more stability.
But after only a year, they are getting threads coming out and a hole right in the toe box.
The sole and inside the shoe is in good condition. So, I found a cobbler who can repair the hole for only 4 dollars and I am going to drop them off and try to make due with them until such a time I can go shopping in a bigger town that has more than two shoe stores and offers a bigger variety of shoes.
Where I live, you get Nike.
Not a fan!!
I am reading alot about New Balance. Have never worn this brand to walk in and didnt think of them at all when I began researching but I am seeing them come up alot on best shoes for overpronation. (which is what I think I do).
But as with most shoes that fit this category the price tag is steep.
Over $100.00, most closer to $150.00.
I am not opposed to paying a little higher price if they are good quality that will last me at least longer than the Saucony.
So, here I am, still overthinking, over-analyzing everything to death as I always do.
I long for the days when I could just buy a pair of shoes off the shelf and be happy with the quality and the fit and support.
Kinda the same thing with a bra!!!
Dont get me started!!!