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good sneakers for overpronators?

OK, so I overpronate pretty sigificantly (I have a low arch by about 5 degrees), and I've worn out the supports in my old running sneakers.

I tried running in them, and my ankles HURT - badly enough that this was 2-3 days ago, and I still can't run..they're too sore.

Only issue is, all the sneakers I find in stores with good overpronator support are x/t or walking sneakers..not good for my 2-7 mile runs.

Any help? Thanks!

Wed. Aug 29, 5:41pm

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Brooks Ariel are the best I've found. Good luck.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 5:49 PM

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 5:52 PM

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I'm also a horrible pronator - my shoes 'lean' towards each other after a bit. Lovelovelove Saucony, and my runner's shop builds them up for me in the arch in addition to their already substanial support. You really shouldn't be running on your shoes more than 6 months if that the kind of distance you're doing regularly. I buy 2 pairs at a shot and alternate to allow them to truly dry out between workouts.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 6:22 PM

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If you haven't already go to your local shop and ask them to do a gait analysis. From there they can recommend shoes. The good shops will give you options, even options that they might not carry in that store.
I myself am a over-pronator w/ narrow,flat feet and sciatica. I have been wearing Mizuna's Wave Nirvana 5 or 6 pretty happily for a few years. And I replace them religiously - every 300 mi or 6 months, whatever comes first.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 6:27 PM

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i highly suggest going to a shoe store that specializes in running shoes. they will analyze your gait by either watching or recording you run on a treadmill (your feet only). then you'll try on about a dozen shoes to find the right ones... good luck!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 6:49 PM

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