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Can an over sized running shoe be the cause of my foot pain?

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Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Podiatry 41 years experience
Oversized shoe: It certainly can be since in an oversized shoe, your foot will piston back and forth inside the shoe and this can cause trauma to the foot.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: If shoes are too large you feet will slide around in them and you will not be receiving proper support in the needed areas.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Possible: Make sure the shoes are not too small and not too large.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Possibly: There are many factors that may be in play that cause foot pain when running , inappropriately sized shoe wear maybe one of them. Have your foot measure to start width as well as length. New balance running shoes come in widths for instance. If resizing your shoes and backing off on the distance you run does not help see a ortho doc or podiatrist.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat commented
Podiatry 22 years experience
Good answer!
Mar 30, 2013

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: This is due to the shoe sliding back and forth and your foot position is incorrect in the shoe.

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