i have just started running and have found out that i am an under pronator and i have very high arched feet. I wasnt sure what running shoes to get. does anyone have any ideas what shoes would be suited to me at a reasonable price?
How have you found out you are an under-pronator? Wet-foot test or gait analysis from a specialist? If you have a high arch you are more likely to under-pronate, but this is not a guarantee.
No brands make shoes specifically for under-pronators as you are such a rare breed, so you have to look at neutral shoes that are well cushioned. As your feet don't roll through the footstrike as much as other runners, you are not absorbing as much of the impact, so your legs will take more of a hammering.
Good neutral shoes worth looking at include:
Nike Pegasus or Nike Vomero
Asics Nimbus or Stratus or Cumulus or Landreth
Adidas Supernova Cushion
Mizuno Wave Rider or Creation
Saucony Grid Triumph or Grid Trigon Ride
This is not an exhaustive list so best bet is to get down to your nearest specialist and try quite a few on. Go for the ones with the best fit and feel for you. You shouldn't need to spend a fortune but it's worth investing to look after your legs??
i did the wet foot test to find out, seemed fairly conclusive. I had been wondering why i had problems in my achillies, knee and lower back so figures. thanks for the advice. i will look into the shoes you advised.thanks again.
Yep, me too!! Decent arch on foot but over-pronate like a good'un on left foot!!!
The wet foot test is NOT a conclusive indicator of what your feet will do when you are running. It is a static test, whereas running invloves dynamic movement.Get down to a specialist running shop and get them to look at you running