Finding the perfect running shoe, is like finding that perfect pair of jeans that you stick with for the next five years. Although, many running sites and stores believe that you need to focus on the pronation aspect, a recent study has been published to counter-act that belief. This study proves buying specific shoes to correct your foot motion (under or over pronation), can actually lead to more injuries.
As an intermediate runner, I have always struggled with the search to find the perfect pair of running shoes for my flat feet, and habit of over pronating. I’ve bought four pairs of motion-controlled shoes, after running for about two months, a slight injury always occured. I began to believe my body is not made for running. Let me tell you, this was completely false. I chose to go with the Brooks Ghost 4 running shoe, simply because it was on Runner’s Choice top charts (advanced runners may think that is a rookie mistake). Whether it was a rookie mistake or not, I could not be happier with my decision.
Therefore, pronating too much or too little doesn’t necessarily lead to more injuries. For many people, it’s natural for them to over or under pronate. Just know, purchasing a specific shoes to counter that problem may do more harm than good.
Here are my top 3 favorite running shoes –
1.) Brooks Ghost 5
2.) Asics Gel Cumulus 15
3.) Saucony ProGrid Ride 5
Post by Lindsey Kanter