I am considered to be a neutral runner. I was even tested at physical therapy to prove it. I don't over pronate or underpronate yet I must have been doing something to cause that same old injury to come back.
Well after a year and a half of Physical Therapy and changing out the brand of running shoes I wear, I was on the path to recovery. I will be the first to say that I have the best Physical Therapist and I have learned so much from the people in that office. One of the things I was taught was how to properly lace my running shoes to
give me a bit more support. I don't need a stability shoe or anything but he thought this little trick would help me.
1. Go ahead and keep your shoes laced as normal. We don't do anything fancy there. But we are going to go ahead and use those extra holes in the back (you know those ones that hardly anybody uses). Insert the lace through the hole from the outside of the shoe . Do not pull it all the way taught. You want there to be a little loop.
2. Do the same on the other side (I guess that would be a no brainer).
4. Once both laces are through the opposite loop, pull tight. Then you can tie as usual.
I can use this method with both pairs of my Mizuno Enigmas because the laces are long enough. Unfortunately I have a hard time doing it with the Wave Runner 18's because the laces aren't long enough. I can do it, but it makes it VERY tight. I usually modify it a bit
So if you are not to the point were you need a stability shoe ( which I would really try to avoid if you can because I heard of lots of runners becoming injured after switching to stability shoes, but again everyone is different), Anyway, if you don't need a stability shoe but need a little more support, this method of tying should work for you. Go try it out and let me know what you think. -M