New year, new trainers!!!
For the past few months I’ve been having trouble with my right knee, and thought it could be my trainers.
I had a look online for some information on the different types of running shoes and which is best but was overloaded with stuff!!
A colleague of mine mentioned they had something called Gait Analysis performed a few months back.
Gait analysis provides runners with essential information about their running style. Using this information, the right running trainers can then be selected.
I went to a local sports shop (Alpha Sports) who offer this service free of charge when purchasing a pair of trainers. I gave them my old trainers and told them about the pain in my right knee and they knew straight away what the problem was.
They suspected that I was over-pronating on my right foot.
They put me on the treadmill and they were right, I was over-pronating. This is shown in the left most image above.
They gave me a pair of 8mm offset trainers and put me back on the treadmill and the difference was amazing, i was no longer over-pronating!
They said these trainers should cure me knee pain, happy days!!
I love my new trainers!