Join Date: May 2012
Location: Soviet Canuckistan
Dogs Name: Evander
Titles: CGN, SD
Dogs Age: 2.5 years
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I have high arches and hammer toes, I underpronate (supination), and have back injuries, hip injuries and damaged quads. I use Vibrams because they let me feel the ground, and strengthen my foot itself. They also don't overextend my stride, and make me walk softer so in general I get much less impact. Padding just encourages me to walk harder and with less respect to my joints. I love barefoot anyways and tend to be barefoot unless I absolutely have to put shoes on so the 'less is more' school really made a difference.
When I need winter running shoes (requires socks), I use New Balance Minimus.
If you over-pronate, you'd need a stabilizing shoe or you get too much impact through your knees. If you under pronate or land flat, a stabilizing shoe will hurt your knees. Supination requires a neutral shoe with minimal heel lift and no stabilization.
I highly suggest going to a running store and get fitted. Prepare to spend good money, but it's worth every penny.
Evander, CGN, SD
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