I have been working on my running technique over the last year as a relatively new runner and, generally (except towards the end of a race when I am knackered!) I land mid foot.
When I look at the wear patterns on my running and walking shoes I can see the wear is on the outside edge of the heel and also on the outside edge of the front portion of the sole, pointing towards me being an underpronator, which I have always thought. I have a neutral to high-ish arch. This is backed up by typical info here:http://www.asics.co.uk/running/knowledge/understanding-pronation/
However, I went for Gait analysis, where the shoe person looked at me walking, looked at my achilles, done a few tests on my arches (flat on the floor, one leg lean forward etc) and said that one leg pronates more than the other although mildly and I need a cushioned structured type shoe...
I am currently running in a variety of shoe, but mainly a Saucony Kinvara 1. She suggested I should try a Saucony ProGrid Guide 5.
After discussing my history, types of running and lack of real injury, she suggested I stick with what I know and if it work stay with it...but I am about to begin the increase in mileage training for a spring half marathon so will likely need a bit more cushion that the Kinvara.
Any ideas why I may have got such different advice from I thought I would and any suggestions on a more cushioned shoe for me? Asics Gel 2160/70, Asics Gel Cumulus or Asics Gel Nimbus were all ones I was looking at.
Any advice appreciated.