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I have just got back into running after about 30 years and I am using general purpose Everlast training shoes.
I have been looking at running shoes and the theory behind them and I am wondering if I am an unusual case that is not catered for.
I appreciate that the internet is a dangerous place where one piece of incorrect information gets copied over and over again, but I have come the conclusion that I under pronate on the right foot and over pronate on the left.
For example if I look at my shoes, both have very uneven and heavy wear on the right side of the heel, obviously this is the outside for the right shoe and the inside for the left shoe. The wear around the big toe and front outside edge is completely different for each foot.
I am quite heavy and fairly flat footed, but my right ankle has been broken a couple of times and often there is a clicking noise when I rotate it. So over pronation seem to fit the typical pattern for my left foot and an odd shaped ankle could easily override this for the right.
I have never seen a retailer of a pair of shoes with different support strategies for each foot, this makes me somewhat concerned as to what a retailer can offer. It seems to be a big ask for a specialist shop to do a quick gait analysis and have the necessary level of expertise to come up with a customised solution rather than select from a standard range of options.
Any thoughts anyone?
Thanks and bye