Thanks for the comment, glad to hear you are moving past the old way of doing things. Sadly, not all are, including most of the stores in my local area. Is there an ideal way to fit shoes for an individual? There may be, but we don’t have a perfect  method yet. There are some who I know that are working on things, and I’m hopeful we will have better methods in the not too distant future.Although I don’t work in a shoe store, I give shoe advice all the time via this blog and over email so I more or less feel like I work in a virtual store! Pronation is generally not something I ask Nike Air Max Vision Womens about unless the runner reports an injury history that suggests possible linkage to excessive pronation. Even then, I’m more concerned that a shoe is causing excessive pronation rather than the runner being an excessive pronator naturally. Some shoes can cause people to pronate more than they do when barefoot (e.g,. I got posterior tibial tendonitis from the NB MT110 which causes me to pronate excessively).
My main questions when it comes to shoe advice are 1. Forefoot fit – do they like a wide or narrow forefoot. 2. Heel-toe drop: how much is preferred. 3. Cushioning firmness: soft or firm (I think this may ultimately be one of the most important factors). 4. Flexibility: stiff or flexible. 5. Intended purpose: road, trail speedwork, distance, a combo of all. I find that most of the time this information along with an injury history Nike Air Max 95 Mujer lets me hone in on a few decent options to try.Here’s my take on this. Most running shoes have a shape that does not match that of a foot. Most have a curved last, like a letter “C”. Add to that a 12mm heel drop that forces you to land on the heels, motion control shanks, orthotics and other things and you have a recipe for disaster. I know this from experience, I had flat feet (notice the past tense) and wore orthotics and supportive shoes for the best part of 40 years. Once you remove all  those mechanisms that alter the foot motion, you tend to land mostly on your forefoot/midfoot. No crushing of the heel happens, no rolling in of the feet, no artificial “overpronation” caused by the shoes. Flat feet are no longer an issue and you may even develop a somewhat normal arch as many (myself included) have done. So my recommendation Nike Air Max 95 Damen would be: go back to the basics. Learn to run barefoot. Later on, look for shoes with zero drop, flexible, with no support whatsoever that would prevent the foot from flexing and naturally finding the best way to land. I personally prefer Altra shoes due to the naturally shaped last (compared with the aggressive last of NB for example), but it’s just a matter of preference, whatever works for you is fine.I land mostly on the ball of my feet but a fraction of a second later I’m lightly touching Adidas Stan Smith Womens the ground with my heels relaxing the calves. Landing on the forefoot takes the ankles (where you’d see the pronation as the foot rolls inward) out of the equation, and all of a sudden it doesn’t matter one bit whether you have flat feet or not. And as the arches strengthen, the “overpronation” is further diminished. Add to that the fact that Adidas Arkyn Womens the toes, especially the big one, spread out doing what they’re supposed to do which is support the foot laterally. When the toes are all scrunched together, there’s no lateral support and it only makes sense that the foot may roll inward. This is just my experience, but I’ve seen other people do the same.It is very timely for me. I have been getting some PT for a pretty bad case of platar faciitis that I think began when I started wearing the Kinvara 3. (I have been wearing the other models Nike Air Max 270 Womens of the Kinvara since they first came out) The PT arranged for a Dartfish analysis this morning, where I had video from all sides while treadmill running. I will be meeting with a trainer to go over the results, but he noted in scanning the video that while my left foot lands perfectly flat, my right foot has some pretty extreme pronation. I also Nike Air Max 270 Damen have a higher arch on this foot. I can see they are probably going to prescribe custom orthotics, unless they determine that there is a muscle weakness that is causing my foot to hit the ground at a fairly extreme angle. (My foot appears twisted toward the outside when I strike the ground with the very outside edge).
Guess I am wondering what your thoughts are about using a custom orthotic? Note that my right foot (the PF foot) always feels like there is a lot of space under my arch in  most shoes).
I also forgot to mention that I did the test in NB 1400s (light shoe with substantial heel-toe drop). These seem to have helped the PF some, and I clearly mid-foot strike in these based on the video. They are also very nice fitting shoes for me.