I've always equated flat feet with being an overpronator. My question is: can a runner have flat feet and still NOT be an overpronator?
Overpronation is how the foot rolls off the ground as you run. You are right for equating flat feet with overpronation. I'm not 100% certain, but I don't believe you can have flat feet and still not be an overpronator.
If you can, visit a podiatrist and have your feet assessed. My wife has to wear orthotics. Motion control shoes weren't enough.
All the rage now is running barefoot to strengthen the muscles in your feet. Read Born to Run for more information on that.
Happy Trails - Coach Tief
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