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Yep, me too. I've wasted loads of money, should of just gone to a running shop and had my gait analysed. Had a pair of Asics with Duo Max and had no end of injurys before i found out about pronation etc
I now have a pair of Saucony Kinvara, the reviews said it would suit supination and even though its sold as a racer you could still do distance running ,thought these would be okay but now getting calf problems. Tempted to try the Saucony Progrid Ride 4/5.
If i know that i supinate is there any point getting my gait analysed ?
Training and running style make more difference than trainers.
And pronation is largely irrelevant.
that last study was in the bmj's sister publication the BJSM so is a far better quality study than what normally passes for research In these parts.
While not testing new runners the above study indicates that age, fitness and previous injury history are the biggest factors in injuries. No significant difference due to the trainers.
Minimalist runners tend to be younger and will get injured less because they are young rather than what they have on their feet.