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4/18/13 10:53 P

Update: I exchanged the shoes today. A different sales person looked at my high arches, watched me walk, and said I was put in entirely the wrong shoe. She said I need a neutral shoe and happily brought out six different shoes for me to test out. I took home a pair of neutral shoes that feel nice. She said not to feel bad if I have to come back and trade these for a different pair - she said it often takes time to find the right shoe.

Thank you both for reassuring me that my gut feeling was correct. And now I know that joint pain is NOT a part of breaking in new fitness shoes.


First 5k -April 2013
10k - Sept 2013 1:23:00
May 18, 2014, 1:00:26
Sept 7,2014 55:21
May 17, 2015 52:23
First Half Marathon - Oct 5, 2014 2:10:32

10k PR - 52:23 May 17, 2015

Initial goal weight reached Dec 10, 2013 (80 pounds lost)
90 pounds lost as of Feb 18, 2014.
100 pounds lost as of May 2014
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4/17/13 7:57 P

Thank you, Coach Jen and Sergeantmajor for weighing in. I think exchanging the shoes is a good plan.

First 5k -April 2013
10k - Sept 2013 1:23:00
May 18, 2014, 1:00:26
Sept 7,2014 55:21
May 17, 2015 52:23
First Half Marathon - Oct 5, 2014 2:10:32

10k PR - 52:23 May 17, 2015

Initial goal weight reached Dec 10, 2013 (80 pounds lost)
90 pounds lost as of Feb 18, 2014.
100 pounds lost as of May 2014
Maintaining at 97 lbs lost as of May 2015
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,647
4/17/13 2:35 P

New running shoes can be slightly uncomfortable and you shouldn't go long distances in them until you've broken them in a little. But they shouldn't be causing pain or any kind of issue that would require icing them.

I agree that you probably want to take them back to the store, describe the issues you're having and hopefully they can find a better shoe for you.

Coach Jen

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SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,467
4/17/13 1:41 P


Unfortunately the current research is coming in favour of minimalist running shoes over the over engineered supposedly corrective shoes. High-arched runners typically underpronate, so they do best in a neutral-cushioned shoe that encourages a more natural foot motion. . Normal pronation is 15 degrees, you have to exceed that to over pronate. Pronation occurs only with a heel first foot strike which is faulty running mechanics but normal when walking.

You were sold the wrong shoes in my opinion I suggest you take the shoes back and get your money back.




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4/17/13 11:07 A

I went to a running store recommended by my doctor because I've been having plantar fasciitis for six months now. The running store assistant did a gait analysis and said I overpronate. I was really shocked because i have high arches,

I bought the shoes they suggested - stability/motion control shoes (Brooks Ariel). I wore them yesterday for a short 2 mile walk with a little light jogging in short bursts. While walking, my right knee started hurting on the inside (by which I mean the side closest to my body). This is new pain.

Could I be in the wrong shoes? Or is this common for adjusting to your first pair of stability shoes? Or could it be the few seconds of jogging I did (first time to do that in decades)?

I used RICE last night and will do so again today as the knee is still tender.

Edited by: RAVELGIRLY at: 4/17/2013 (11:08)
First 5k -April 2013
10k - Sept 2013 1:23:00
May 18, 2014, 1:00:26
Sept 7,2014 55:21
May 17, 2015 52:23
First Half Marathon - Oct 5, 2014 2:10:32

10k PR - 52:23 May 17, 2015

Initial goal weight reached Dec 10, 2013 (80 pounds lost)
90 pounds lost as of Feb 18, 2014.
100 pounds lost as of May 2014
Maintaining at 97 lbs lost as of May 2015
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