I have found, when I am looking for a shoe that helps correct the degree of pronation, it’s simply a matter of doing some research online or talking with a qualified shoe associate. Of course, you first want to know what degree of pronation you have and in order to find out where you are having the most discomfort, you would first need to find this out while your feet are being used.
The web offers information on the shoes as well as being able to read feedback from people that have bought and used pronation running shoes. A shoe store associate can guide you through the evaluation of the degree of pronation you may have and will be able to make certain suggestions on what type of shoe you should be considering. This will give you a better understanding of what type of shoe you are going to purchase. These points are extremely important since this will be your guide in finding the ideal shoe.
I have mild pronation and this bothers me in my ankles so, I look for a more supportive shoe. The support in the shoe that I am currently using has given me the most relief from the constant pounding that my feet endure when I am running on hard pavement for a long period of time. You may have a more severe type of pronation so, you will want a stiffer more motioned controlled tennis shoe.
In the past I would base my purchase on the looks of the shoe rather then the support that it would give to my feet. The pain I was having when I was running was a big problem, since, my decision was based on cosmetic features rather than the support of the shoe. Remember, you don’t have to compromise the looks of a good running shoe to accommodate for your degree of pronation. There are a variety of companies that offer running shoes for pronation and they offer a range of designs, colors and attractive styles to help in your decision.
I have purchased shoes online and have also bought running shoes from my local shoe store. But, once I educated myself in what type of shoe I needed I was able to diversify my spending between both. Since my average running is between 5 and 10 miles per day, I needed to buy tennis shoes about every eight months or so. Your shoes may last longer or may wear out faster depending on how much exercise you are doing over a stretch of time.