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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

One thing I have discovered about myself, is that I am not a traditional girl.
Or the stereotypical girl I guess is a better way of putting it.
I despise shoe shopping!!!
So, I am coming to you, spark friends for some much needed advice.
Walking/Running shoes for the overpronator (flat foot)!
Brooks was recommended to me by the people that fitted me for my orthotics.
I understand that they sell this brand and therefore would recommend it, but is it a good shoe?
Is it the best for flat feet?
the best for use with orthotics?
are they worth between 120 and 160 dollars, because every site I have checked this is the standard cost.
Asics is what I currently wear, that and Kswiss tubes, which I do not recommend myself.
The Asics seemed to be a good shoe for walking, but I ordered a replacement pair, in a size 8.5 medium, and I couldnt even get my foot under the tounge.
They fit like a size 6.
New Balance seems to come up on alot of the websites I have checked.
But there are so many to choose from and when I ask for reviews, I get for underpronators or mild pronators.
So, finding the one for OVER pronators has been a hassle.
I went into a shoe store last week and tried on a pair of what they sold, which was Nike, but just to see what is the correct size, then I realize not all shoes are made alike or will fit alike.
I am lost.
We do not have any shoe stores near me that sell Brooks, and very few that sell special shoes, such as stability shoes.
I appreciate any suggestions anyone can give.
I need support for flat feet, and stability and mostly used for pavement, walking track, I dont do trails.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MELISSIMAUS 7/30/2014 12:09PM

    I'm flat-footed and wear New Balance. Currently these:

I'm not sure they're perfect… with my new medial ligament issue (from the sprain) I will probably be seeking orthotics myself, and might change up shoes. They do work well for my flat feet, though.

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GORDON66 7/29/2014 10:38PM

  I wear New Balance 587.

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PHOENIX40S 7/29/2014 10:04PM

    I don't have flat feet (or use orthotics), but I do need stability shoes for over-pronating, and I have bought Brooks GTS for the past few years and have been very satisfied with them. I haven't had any problems with my knees since using them.

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