Shops being closed presents a bit of a problem...
I'm new to running, currently doing C25K and loving it so far. But I can already tell my shoes are not good for me. I'd like to buy a good value all-round pair to see me through the next 6 months.
Currently I wear this miscellaneous pair of Nikes that I've had for a few years in a cupboard. However, my ankles don't feel very supported and I fear rolling over on one.
Unfortunately I have one flat foot (left), whereas my right foot has a normal arch. The left foot feels vulnerable to rolling over on in particular because the lack of an arch is causing my ankle to tilt inwards - here are some NSFL photos of my feet.
In terms of strike, I have tried heel striking in my current shoes and it gave me really bad ankle/calf pain. Mid-sole striking is so far working the best for me. At my current pace, forefoot striking feels odd. So mid-sole seems like a compromise technique.
As for terrain, I run on concrete, grass, cycle/walking paths through woods, nothing untoward. I don't do trail running or track running.
I am fully aware that the best way to choose a shoe is to go to a running shop and do proper gait analysis etc. This is not currently possible in the UK. Therefore all I'm wanting to do is make an informed decision.
What aspects of a running shoe can objectively address these points, if it's possible to say so?