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This is my first post, i am a runners world virgin and am nearly having a nervous breakdown regarding running shoes!
My story begins - Following having my second child just over a year ago i have decided to take running more seriously than ever. I love it and am able to run up to ten miles on longer runs and want to be running further all the time. I know i can do more but the only thing that holds me back at the moment is injurys, probably down to poor running shoes! I some times suffer with butt pain, shoulder pain but currently have a bad ankle and slightly sore arch on my right side.
I have been running in a pair of new balance 834 lightweight performance shoe that are seven years old now. They have had it. I have found it hard to find anything that compares to the shoe and have been given conflicting advise constantly.
I went to a professional shop that sold me Minimilist shoes - i took them back as its not for me. I have been told i pronate on my right side so either a stability or neutral shoe is fine. I have tried many stability shoes and found them uncomforable and heavy (I feel a lump under my right foot). I basically wanted a shoe that is very lightweight and comfortable thats not too spongy. My old shoe is 245 grams.
After months i bought Adidas Supernova Glide 4 a neutral shoe. Ran round in the shop seemed okay.
I then went for a run and my knees knocked, and the second time this happened again. It is driving me crazy and i find it hard to enjoy my run. I am totally gutted as they cost me £90 and can no way buy another pair.
So i have been thinking about buying a pair of insoles. I can get a pair of footbalance insoles moulded to my foot or i know you can buy arch support insoles on the internet. I have been told that this may help the problem marginally but i really a need stability shoes. I cant buy new shoes and i hear of people who have more problems with stability shoes???
I really dont know what to do to stop my knees knocking without buying new shoes. I even put some socks under my arches and ran on the treadmill and i think it made a slight difference.
Are insoles the answer and if so what should i go for?
Any help would be grately appreciated. Help me run happy and better!!!