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I have been running for years in the Asics starting with 2010 or there abouts - recently 2140. For races I use DS Trainers. I have not had major foot issues and I like the shoes. In the latest issue of <i>Runners' World</i> the had the usual shoe-buy article. They suggested examining the sole to see if you were in the correct shoe. I checked and my sole wear is greatest under the 3 small toes and along the outside front. The article said this meant I was a supinator and shout not be wearing any kind of stability shoe.<br><br>
What does the PRT think?
 

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If it ain't broke don't fix it.<br><br>
That said, incorrect running footwear can cause problems further up than the feet. If you aren't having any other problems, carry on.
 

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Assuming you are rotating 2 pair at a time (especially in the summer - give 'ema good chance to dry out), try a neutral shoe alternating with your 2000 series. The change of pace should be good for the footsies (since your wear patterns would indicate that at least, you are not a serious pronator) and you can see what you like best.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">go to a specialty running store and see if they have a real knowledgable person on staff to evaluate your gait...</div>
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I've been to lots of running stores. I've even had gait analysis from J.D Denton, the shoe guy for <i>Running Times</i>. Everyone says I overpronate. Also, when I was having knee problems due to torn meniscus, the physical therapists said I overpronate. I have watched videos where, based on how my foot twists when it kicks back, they said I overpronate. But, I was rotating 4 pairs of shoes Asics Trail, Asics DS Trainers, Asics 2140, and Nike Structure Triax, and all show the supination wear pattern.<br><br>
The <i>Runners' World</i> supination theory makes sense. If I'm wearing out the outside of my shoe, I'm obviously not rolling in or using the medial post.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've been to lots of running stores. I've even had gait analysis from J.D Denton, the shoe guy for <i>Running Times</i>. Everyone says I overpronate. Also, when I was having knee problems due to torn meniscus, the physical therapists said I overpronate. I have watched videos where, based on how my foot twists when it kicks back, they said I overpronate. But, I was rotating 4 pairs of shoes Asics Trail, Asics DS Trainers, Asics 2140, and Nike Structure Triax, and all show the supination wear pattern.<br><br>
The <i>Runners' World</i> supination theory makes sense. If I'm wearing out the outside of my shoe, I'm obviously not rolling in or using the medial post.</div>
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wow...that is puzzling then...
 

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I never go by looking at the tread unless the customer brings in something that's absolutely out of the ordinary. A couple of factors that could be affecting the tread wear may be how your weight is distributed as you toe off or your foot may have a different shape as the toe box of the shoe.
 

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Maybe you have your shoes on the wrong feet. You were actuallu pronating.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I never go by looking at the tread unless the customer brings in something that's absolutely out of the ordinary. A couple of factors that could be affecting the tread wear may be how your weight is distributed as you toe off or your foot may have a different shape as the toe box of the shoe.</div>
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So, do you think I should be sticking to stability shoes, or is there some way to check. I have several decent running stores, but aside from asking them, how do I know if I over pronate?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So, do you think I should be sticking to stability shoes, or is there some way to check. I have several decent running stores, but aside from asking them, how do I know if I over pronate?</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">So, do you think I should be sticking to stability shoes, or is there some way to check. I have several decent running stores, but aside from asking them, how do I know if I over pronate?</div>
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Honestly, OD said, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", and if you aren't hurting, I'd stick with them. The tread pattern isn't affecting your run.<br><br>
And in regards to the article saying if it wears there, you supinate, that's not necessarily true. If you had that tread pattern while wearing neutral shoes, then Id say you supinate. It may just be the 2140 has a little too much stability.<br><br>
But considering the number of professionals that say you pronate, you probably pronate. Maybe you need a little less, and if that's the case, there are numerous "guidance" shoes. The Brooks Ravenna, Mizuno Wave Inspire, Saucony Guide, hell, even the Asics Nimbus (it's neutral, but the heel is secure to the point it helps correct slight gait issues), can be enough. But I can't say without seeing your feet in action.
 

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thanks to all. I just bought a round of new shoes - everything had o/500 mile except the DS trainers w/o/300. I bought 1 pair of Nike Lunar Swifts to do my weekly run with Nike run club. I just tried them, and it was certainly a different running experience. Ran 8 miles at a fairly quick pace for me - some sore muscles from different mechanics, but no pain. I will only wear these once a week.<br><br>
For track work, I bought another pair of Asics DS trainers. I like these shoes for training and racing.<br><br>
For my road and trail shoes, I switched to Adidas Supernova - not sure I will like these, but DW got an employee store pass, so they were half price. My guess is these will not become favorites, but I wore the road shoes on Saturday's long run w/o problems. I'm not sure I'm in the right shoe - I think I can run in anything w/o injury, but I have new shoes, so I can wait a few months to worry.
 
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