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What shoes are good for dancers who have flat feet?

What shoes are good for dancers who have flat feet?

Any shoe w/orthotics: Most good fitting shoes will do just fine, assuming you have a good pair of custom-made functional orthotics. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Conenello
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Fallen Arches (Definition)

A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...Read more


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What is a good insertable shoe insole for flat feet?

What is a good insertable shoe insole for flat feet?

Variety: There are many good otc insoles. A few of my favorites are: powersteps, superfeet, spenco orthotics and birkenstock. There are many others. You need to try them on as each will feel a little different. Too much support may not feel comfortable if your foot is very flat. Dr l. ...Read more

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Are shoes of asics good for flat feet coz this international brand is only available in india & skechers too are available?

Are shoes of asics good for flat feet coz this international brand is only available in india & skechers too are available?

It depends on how...: ....they feel when U put them on. They should B comfortable right away. Get the proper size in the store @ walk around on them. They should feel good. If 2 tight or 2 short, don't buy them. They don't break in like some leather does. If not comfy U may also need arch supports if Ur flat feet R quite bad.

Don't pay good money on uncomfortable footwear. ...Read more

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Failed to mention in an earlier question that I have flat feet. About to do some serious walking at disney. Are new balance shoes a good idea?

Failed to mention in an earlier question that I have flat feet. About to do some serious walking at disney. Are new balance shoes a good idea?

Can be: I personally love new balance. However, what I love most about them is the many types of shoes they make for many types of feet, as well as insoles. Plus living near the outlet is nice. The most important thing is finding a pair of shoes of any brand and/or orthotics that work for you. Footwear experts, especially at stores that cater to runners...Or doctors specializing in foot/ankle can help. ...Read more

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Do you know are high-heeled shoes good for flat feet?

Do you know are high-heeled shoes good for flat feet?

No: The answer is absolutely not. High heeled shoes are not good for any type of foot structure. If you're flat-footed, address it by seeing your local area podiatrist. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a really good orthotic insert for my shoes. Any recommendations? I have terrible flat feet due to Marfan syndrome.

I'm looking for a really good orthotic insert for my shoes. Any recommendations? I have terrible flat feet due to Marfan syndrome.

Marfan or Marfanoid: Flat feet: "Severe hindfoot valgus, also noted as medial deviation of medial malleolus (by clinical finding, not imaging)" is usually present, and treatment may be a matter of personal preference...Orthotics may be useful if pain is present. Custom-made soft orthotics may be needed to assure the proper fit essential for effective treatment." pdf download for orthopedic care found at marfan. Org ...Read more

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What is a good shoe are tennis shoe for a very flat foot with no arch?

One that feels good!: Just as people come in different shapes, sizes and have different needs, so do come shoes. I believe there is no one shoe that is the best.

Make sure it fits well, is comfortable to wear. You may come to find you do better with brand a over brand b.

Go to a reputable athletic shoe retailer and see what they can offer in shoes and expertise. ...Read more

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What are the best type of shoes for wide flat feet?

What are the best type of shoes for wide flat feet?

New balance: New balance shoes come in almost any width you can imagine and are very stable. ...Read more

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What are the best shoe to buy for flat feet to exercise?

What are the best shoe to buy for flat feet to exercise?

Removable insoles: Buy a shoe that is really comfortable for you that has removable insoles, since most of the insoles in shoes are junk. Replace them with (my opinion) spenco polysorb insoles - walker/runner, cross trainer, or total support.

http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare. ...Read more

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What are the best shoe insoles for someone who has flat feet?

What are the best shoe insoles for someone who has flat feet?

See below: Unless you have a flexible flat foot insoles will not be helpful.
If flexible then try a spenco support. ...Read more

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Will shoe inserts help if I have flat feet?

Will shoe inserts help if I have flat feet?

Nonsurgical option: There a a number of nonsurgical options that can be tried depending on the stage of the flat foot. These range from wedge cushions for the heel, arch supports/orthotics, braces, and boots. ...Read more

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What is the best aerobic shoe for flat feet?

What is the best aerobic shoe for flat feet?

Stability shoe: Generally, I advise patients with flat feet to wear shoes with a rigid mid-sole (doesn't bend in the middle). You can always add an arch support or custom foot orthotic if necessary. Make sure the shoe is correctly sized in length and width. ...Read more

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Have overpronation and flat feet how high should shoe heel be on shoes that have a platform? Why?

Have overpronation and flat feet how high should shoe heel be on shoes that have a platform? Why?

1": A 1" heel is usually the highest I recommend for patients in general, but especially those with overpronation and flat foot. ...Read more

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Which jordan shoe is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

None: Most basketballs shoes don't come with adequate support. Make sure the shoes are comfortable and you can fit an extra support to help improve foot function. Dr l. ...Read more

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What is the recommended type of footwear for someone with flat feet? Do I need to switch the same orthotics from shoe to shoe or can wear diff brand?

What is the recommended type of footwear for someone with flat feet? Do I need to switch the same orthotics from shoe to shoe or can wear diff brand?

Orthotics: Switching the orthotics - whether they are custom or prefabricated - from shoe to shoe ensures they are there working for you. Different 'brands' do different things. See your podiatrist for the best advice with this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which shoe type is perfect for flat feet or bunions?

Shoe guide: Flat feet and bunions require wider shoes to accommodate the deformity. A rigid, stable shoe is best. No more than 2 inch heels because it puts too much pressure on bunions. More importantly, the shoes have to support the arch whether with built in inserts or store bought inserts. Sandals need to have built in arch supports as well. ...Read more

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Do custom in-shoe orthotics work well for acquired flat feet (valgus)?

They can be...: See a podiatrist and your visit should include a foot examination, possibly xrays and gait (walking) evaluation. Orthotics are prescription devices to help accommodate and help the foot function. As a means to treat conservatively (avoid surgery), many times, orthotics are used to hold the foot in good anatomic position and avoid abnormal mechanics which can lead to further problems. ...Read more

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1-must wear straight shoe lasts for overpronation & flat feet? 2-can sneakers have mesh and leather tops?

1-must wear straight shoe lasts for overpronation & flat feet? 2-can sneakers have mesh and leather tops?

??: Not so much a straight last as much as a last of some kind / cheaper shoes may look ok but if you can bend the shoe easily at the heel-forefoot junction then this is not a good shoe for you a good shoe with a last coupled with a good otc or custom made orthotic is the ticket as long as the construction is of reasonable quality what the upper is made from is not too much of an issue. ...Read more

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I have flat feet and am assigned have inserts that go into my shoes. If I wore them 10 hrs a day how long until my feet will start to change?

I have flat feet and am assigned have inserts that go into my shoes. If I wore them 10 hrs a day how long until my feet will start to change?

They won't: Inserts will correct the position of your feet while you are walking but cannot permanently correct flat feet. ...Read more

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I have flat feet and my knees curve in when I'm not wearing shoes with support in them, is this normal for people with flat feet or another problem?

I have flat feet and my knees curve in when I'm not wearing shoes with support in them, is this normal for people with flat feet or another problem?

Get orthotics: This is normal for flat footed people, how are you should look into an orthotic for other alternatives to correct your posture. ...Read more

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Is buying a shoe with higher arch support better support for my flat feet?

Is buying a shoe with higher arch support better support for my flat feet?

Not necessarily: Although it's important to try and keep your feet from becoming flatter. It is possible that a higher arched shoe could cause strain or pressure on areas that won't like it. Persons who are flat-footed need more biomechanical control more than support. I advise, consulting with your local area podiatrist first. ...Read more

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Have overpronation flat feet & wear orthotics. Have narrow heels & ankles shoes often slip up & down. What 2 do?

Have overpronation flat feet & wear orthotics. Have narrow heels & ankles shoes often slip up & down. What 2 do?

Shoes slip: Sometimes the shoes need to be modified. You can get advice on who does that, usually, from your podiatrist or research shoe repair in the phone book (!) - ok I was kidding - use a computer. ...Read more

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How high should shoe heel be for woman with flat feet/overpronation who wears orthotics? Why is that height important?

How high should shoe heel be for woman with flat feet/overpronation who wears orthotics? Why is that height important?

Hmmmm: Are you 72 and asking about high heels? If they are for you, my hat is off too you. Flat shoes are not good in this situation and bare feet long time periods may be problematic. Good heel height usuallly one inch with gradation to platformed front. I am sure the physician who made orthotics could give you shoe recommendations. If these comments are not specific enough I am online now. ...Read more

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4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?

4 flat feet&overpronation Over-pronation walking shoes necessary or orthotics. Orthotics not proven 2 work Over-pronation walking shoes proven 2 work?

Orthotics: Custom made would be best option. Store bought orthotics are really for an average type arch which would not give you enough support. I don't think the shoe has much value. ...Read more

Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Included in the normal anatomy of the foot is what is known as the plantar or longitudinal arch. A normal arch protects excessive weight bearing to occur in certain parts of the foot. In flat foot, this arch is reduced in size. Mild cases may not cause symptoms, severe cases can potentially cause ...Read more


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Flatfeet (Definition)

A condition in which the arch or instep of the foot collapses and comes in contact with the ground. In some individuals, this arch never develops while they are growing. ...Read more