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Just what this overpronater needed.
on August 14, 2012
I have taken about a decade off from running. Getting back into it, I wanted train properly, rather than running aimlessly with no plan. So I started the Couch to 5K plan using the Runmeter App on my iPhone. Things were going great, until about the end of week 3. The inside of my left ankle started to hurt pretty badly. I hadn't ever been properly fitted for a running shoe, and I knew it was time.
I went to a local running shop and was told that I overpronate and needed more support on the insides of my feet. I 'test drove' shoes by Asics, Adidas, and Mizuno.
After learning more about the shape of my foot and the way I run, I decided to purchase some shoes on Amazon to save money. I knew purchasing a previous model of a shoe would be cheaper, so I decided on the Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 (rather than the 8).
When I first received them, I was somewhat worried because they had a LOT of support on the inside of my foot around the arch (and I have average arches). It didn't feel right. I went with my gut, however, and stuck with them.
Sure enough, several miles later, these shoes are more comfortable and have more support than I could ask for. The pain on the inside of ankle went away and I am running at a faster pace now. I look forward to lacing these up every time I leave the house to run.
I would HIGHLY recommend this shoe to overpronators. It solved all of my running problems.