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Lejanius
09-25-2008, 05:09 PM
Anyone have any suggestions for decent shoes for those of us with flat feet that overpronate?

I currently use Nike City Court III wides, which I like but really cause me a lot of pain. I am trying some insoles for overpronation this week to see how those help but I think in the end I will have to buy new shoes.

I know Tennis Warehouse has some shoes listed for overpronators but I want to hear from people with first hand experience.

thanks in advance

Jerimy

SystemicAnomaly
09-26-2008, 12:28 AM
Looked at the TW shoe finder but did not see a link for over-pronation. How do you access the list you mentioned? Have you looked into orthotics for that over-pronation? This might allow you to choose from a wider selection of shoes or select shoes based on ohter criteria,

Lejanius
09-26-2008, 11:05 AM
found that here

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/newspage.html?cref=1978


I haven't tried orthotics only because they tend to be expensive and require a doctors visit. With running I just purchased better shoes and never had an issue, I was hoping that would be the case with tennis shoes as well

Lejanius
09-26-2008, 11:07 AM
oh forgot, on a side note I was thinking of picking up the Kswiss Ultrascendor shoes but I would be interested in hearing if these actually helped anyone with this issue

SystemicAnomaly
09-26-2008, 10:54 PM
While my arches are not actually flat, A foot specialist informed my that feet do over-pronate. I have found that the Nike Air Monarch works best for me. These are designated as x-trainers rather than tennis shoes but I have found that they work very well for tennis (as well as for volleyball & badminton). Try a search in the Shoe (equipment) forum -- this shoe has been mentioned a number of times by other posters.


found that here

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/newspage.html?cref=1978


I haven't tried orthotics only because they tend to be expensive and require a doctors visit. With running I just purchased better shoes and never had an issue, I was hoping that would be the case with tennis shoes as well

Thanks for the links. If custom orthotics are too expensive, the next best thing may be SOLE (http://www2.yoursole.com/products/footbeds/?id=nHZsAJ2I) footbeds (http://www2.yoursole.com/products/footbeds/?id=nHZsAJ2I). You can customize these to your own feet by placing them in an oven at a specified temp for a specified amount of time. While these heat-moldable footbeds will probably not be quite a good as the expensive custom orthotics, they may prove to be a very decent substitute if done properly.

Another option to consider is SUPERfeet (http://www.superfeet.com/products/) insoles. The black ones might be the best version for flatter feet. The blue ones might also be suitable to low-to-medium arches.