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Carbon Race Shoes for Over pronating runner

Hello

As per the title, I have had a gait analysis and run with appropriate support running shoes (I’m on about by 8th pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS shoes now). However, I have a marathon in the summer and I really fancy having the benefit of some of the new carbon shoes to shave those extra seconds (or probably minutes in a marathon) off my time.

Is there any thoughts on a particular choice of such shoe that would be better for me as none of them seem to offer support for an over-pronator as such.

Or does anyone have any other thoughts? I’ve searched the internet but can’t seem to find anything at all on the subject.

Thanks in advance.

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    SHADESSHADES ✭✭✭✭
    Interesting dilemma.   Might be worth asking some of the shoe retailers Sportsshoes etc if they can advise which of the carbon racers are more stable.

    Adrenalines are mild over pronation shoes so it may be possible for you to race in neutral shoes.   I used to run marathons in Adrenalines, still have some for training, but now race in neutral shoes.   I don't use carbon plated shoes but am using Asics Novablast for my marathons which I think is the nearest I'll get to a carbon racer.
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    Nike vaporfly for me. Although the alphafly is apprently more suited to the marathon, I can't comment myself.

    I think the VF gives about 10-15s per mile over a non carbon racer
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    > @Brad Clooney said:
    > Nike vaporfly for me. Although the alphafly is apprently more suited to the marathon, I can't comment myself.
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    > I think the VF gives about 10-15s per mile over a non carbon racer

    Are you also an over pronator? I'll be honest, I don't even really know what that means, but having been told I am then I'm slightly wary of wearing a neutral shoe, but I don't know if wearing them for one race would actually do any harm???
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    SHADESSHADES ✭✭✭✭
    Blokky - over pronation means your foot rolls inwards as you move.   It's only a problem, needing stability shoes if the over pronation is fairly extreme.

    I'm pretty sure the Alphaflys are a neutral shoe.

    Have you sought advice from the shoe retailers as I suggested?
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