Shoes for overpronators

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  1. Lejanius

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    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
     
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    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,
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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.


    Thanks for the links. If custom orthotics are too expensive, the next best thing may be SOLE footbeds. 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 insoles. The black ones might be the best version for flatter feet. The blue ones might also be suitable to low-to-medium arches.
     
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