Thanks for the suggestions. Actually I’m more concerned with finding a shoe to use in my BQ attempt this Fall. What I’m looking for is a light weight trainer with forefoot cushioning and medial support. I spoke with the Puma rep at the Columbus marathon expo and tried on the COMPLETE PHASIS. You mentioned wear pattern, with my orthotics almost all the wear is in ball of my foot continuing to the very outside of shoe. There is little wear on the toe and heel and almost zero wear on the medial side.
With the orthotics correction and my ball / heel foot strike I wonder if I even need a motion control shoe like the SupreNova Control because I’m bypassing all the MC devices with my foot strike. Is my wear pattern normal, and are the orthotics over-correctioning my over-pronation? He felt that I might benefit form the COMPLETE PHASIS- a neutral, light weight trainer. That it might be a good marathon shoe for me. Thanks.