Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Overpronation and shoes

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    41

    Default Overpronation and shoes

    I just came out of a boot because of posterior tibialis tendonitis. I was fitted for orthotics for my day to day sneakers (Brooks Beast). My question is can weightlifting shoes lock my foot in so my ankle dies not pronate? Should I still wear orthotics?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    288

    Default

    Hey Nightfly
    Weightlifting shoes on their own won't keep the ankle from pronating.
    How squishy are the orthotics? Have you been training in weightlifting shoes without orthotics?
    DTX Strength & Conditioning
    "Why be weak and ugly, when you can just be ugly?"

  3. #3

    Default

    Weightlifting shoes give good support to the plantar arch and this should be sufficient, especially considering the short time you wear 'em.

    Have you tried kinesiology tape for your tendonitis?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    41

    Default

    I never trained in Olympic shoes, could never afford them. The orthotics are fairly firm. I have had two TKR and now this and I do have balance issues. Balance issue on standing on one leg that is. I would think if my ankles were caving in on a squat that would not be ideal.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    288

    Default

    If you have balance issues, then you'd probably benefit from the more stable surface that a weightlifting shoe provides. You can find a bunch of stuff on sale at Rogue. I know Nike and Adidas have removable soles.
    I don't know of a weightlifting shoe that would guarantee that your ankle wouldn't roll though.
    DTX Strength & Conditioning
    "Why be weak and ugly, when you can just be ugly?"

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    37,236

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Troupos View Post
    I don't know of a weightlifting shoe that would guarantee that your ankle wouldn't roll though.
    www.whitesboots.com

    StrengthCon II – Injuries & Rehab


    Starting Strength Seminars

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Atlantic Beach, FL
    Posts
    833

    Default

    I have suffered from posterior tibial tendinitis in the past and am an extreme over pronator. I am extremely flat footed with absolutely no arch present. Seriously, my foot is more convex than concave. I also have custom rigid orthotics made from molds of my feet for daily use in my work shoes and sneakers.

    I wear an older pair of Do-Wins (they still have a solid wood heel instead of the current composite material) when I train; I wear the same shoes for all my lifts, including deadlifts. I have found that a good pair of weightlifting shoes with a snug metatarsal strap is sufficient. In the past, I have experimented with using the orthotics inserted in to the weightlifting shoes and 1) found it very uncomfortable when lifting 2) derived no benefit from it beyond the stability provided by the shoes themselves. Pronation is largely associated with the gait when walking and/or running with the foot rolling inward following contact with ground as you propel yourself forward; while performing the lifts you are stationary, so unless you ankle is unstable and prone to collapsing you should be fine without the orthotics inserted inside a good quality weightlifting shoe or boot.

    You absolutely need to invest in a good pair of weightlifting footwear. They aren't any more expensive than a pair of brand new Beast running shoes.

    Also, you may want to look at a running different shoe. The Beast is probably the best motion control running shoe on the market, however the combination of Beast + Orthotic may be overkill. I wore the Beasts for years until a knowledgeable Podiatrist recommended switching to the Brooks Adrenaline or Addiction shoe if I was wearing my orthotics consistently. Both the Addiction and Adrenaline are significantly more affordable than the Beasts. For me the Adrenalines were much more comfortable (and a whole lot lighter), and still addressed my issues as long as I wore the orthotics when running. (Yes, many years ago I was a skinny triathlete and runner)

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    blue ridge mtns
    Posts
    157

    Default

    I used to own and wear the Brooks Beast for years and am also an over pronator. I used the Superfeet blue footbed in that shoe.

    I now wear a Superfeet blue in my Adidas lifting shoe. Works for me.

    (I use the green Superfeet footbed in all my other walking or athletic shoes that can accommodate it for the bit of extra arch support.)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •