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After some great advice here on the right sort of shoe (still looking, can't find any running shops within an hour's drive of me) I have been doing some reading.
A gait analysis said that I over-pronate and my walking shoes wear badly - all shoes look like the leaning tower of Pisa after a few months. However, if I look at my old running shoes (both pairs), the soles look fine - there isn't an uneven wear pattern and they don't lean inwards when I put then on a flat surface and look at the back. Neither shoe is a support or motion control shoe.
Does this mean that I don't over-pronate when running, and should stick to a neutral shoe?
Second question - calf guards. Do you wear them while running? My calves often feel uncomfortable while running and afterwards, too tight at the bottom and as if they need some compression at the back. Not exactly painful but feels as if the muscle fibres are pulling a bit. Are calf guards/compression tights any good?