I need a good amount of arch support in my athletic shoes so I’ve been a faithful New Balance girl for a while but recently the New Balance shoes I’ve been ordering for cross training have been almost without it, despite a few pairs having high “excellent arch support” reviews at Zappos (1010, 780). What’s going on? Did the doctors recommendation for arch support go away? Like when we all went from sit-ups to crunches? Did New Balance change the way they make shoes? Did my arches somehow get higher? Is this some sort of a strange bid to get me to buy the arch support inserts as well? Can you tell I’ve been so disturbed by this I’ve slipped into the realm of paranoia?
So, any recommendations on what brands or stores I should be looking at when I venture out into the world again with a few pairs of clean white cotton socks stowed away in my bag? Would fancy running stores carry shoes meant for cross training? Help, before I end up spending an hour trying on unsupportive shoes inside a generic sporting goods store!