hold on there wrote:
Over pronation is NOT a problem. It is a natural part of the gait cycle for many runners. Why choose an over built shoe that will slow you down and prevent your natural running style.
It will take time to adjust from a 'stability shoe' to a neutral shoe, but it is a good idea to consider the move, for any runner who is serious about competition.
I get what you are saying about switching to a neutral shoe. I actually really liked the New Balance Minimus shoes that I won at first and I can't say for a fact that these shoes led to achilles pain. All I know is that when running in the Saucony Guides I never had any problems. The Rides which are classified as neutral actually seem more cushioned and a bit clunkier than the guides which are classified as a stability shoe, so I guess I don't fully understand the difference between the two.