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Doctor insights on: The Best Merrell Hiking Boots

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What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

All can be fine: This is hard to answer. It depends on the quality of the shoe, how well it fits the shape of your foot and, most importantly, how well it feels. As a rule, the thicker the sole, the stiffer the shoe, the better the support, the better the shoe is for you. It does mean that other shoes are bad. Using generalities, my best answer to your question, would be a good running shoe. Dr l. ...Read more

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What are the best running shoe for supination?

What are the best running shoe for supination?

Running professional: I would go to a specialty running store, not a general retail outlet, and talk to someone who is knowledgeable about many type of foot alignment and shoe design. They often let you try the shoes out. ...Read more

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What are the best types of shoes for running on hills and trails?

What are the best types of shoes for running on hills and trails?

They make: Shoes that are specifically designed for running on trails. A store like REI has many brands to choose from ...Read more

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Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?

Podiatrist only. 4 overpronation/bunion best shoes/boots w laces  have boots laces start 2 in. Higher on foot near ankle enough support?

Add support: Either an over the counter support like power steps or super feet would be helpful but if your feet are severely probated a prescription orthotic may be necessary. High running shoes a high lacing boot would also be helpful. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of wearing a mouthguard while mountain biking/snow skiing?

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What are the benefits of wearing a mouthguard while mountain biking/snow skiing?

Protection: The same as with any other sport. A mouth guard will absorb some impact of a traumatic impact protecting the teeth and gums. ...Read more

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What is the best shoe to walk in after a 5th metatarsal break has healed? Boat shoes, boots, tennis shoes?

What is the best shoe to walk in after a 5th metatarsal break has healed? Boat shoes, boots, tennis shoes?

Shoes: Anything with a good durable sole. The flimsier the shoe, the less supportive and shock absorbing it is. Often, you get what you pay for with shoes so the better quality ones are the way to go. ...Read more

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What is the best running shoes for high arch foot?

What is the best running shoes for high arch foot?

I like New Balance: If you have a high arch you will probably need an orthotic in any shoe you try. ...Read more

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What?Are the best orthotics for soccer shoes?

What?Are the best orthotics for soccer shoes?

Soccer boots: Do not have much room. Also, for the running and sudden changes of direction, there has to be some flexibility to the supportive shell. Orthotics come as rigid, semirigid, semiflexible and flexible. For soccer, i'd choose something semiflexible. Supportive enough without being overly rigid or overly flexible. Your podiatrist may have otc versions in stock or can make custom if needed. ...Read more

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What are the best long distance running shoes for over pronation?

What are the best long distance running shoes for over pronation?

I would recommend : An orthotic to control the biomechanics and worry less on which exact sneaker. ...Read more

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What is the best arch support or brace to wear for plantar fasciitis while running long distances?

What is the best arch support or brace to wear for plantar fasciitis while running long distances?

A custom orthotic!: A good, supportive shoe and a custom orthotic is the very best. See your podiatrist for recommendations on shoes for your particular feet, and ask them about over the counter vs. Custom orthotics. ...Read more

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I wear orthotic 4 over-pronation & bunion. Leather ankle booties which tie up r what i wear. Inserts unmovable. I place orthotics on top of them is ok?

I wear orthotic 4 over-pronation & bunion. Leather ankle booties which tie up r what i wear. Inserts unmovable. I place orthotics on top of them is ok?

Yes: Should be fine since boots have more depth. Just make sure liner is flat and does not tilt orthotics. Try it out and see if they feel any different compared to shoes without liners. If unsure consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the best brand of compression socks for working out and running with plantar fasciitis ?

What are the best brand of compression socks for working out and running with plantar fasciitis ?

Compression: Socks won't help plantar fascitis learn how to strap it or better see a podiatrist for all your treatment options and they can show you how to strap it. ...Read more

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Canvas sneakers off the rack supportive enough for mild overpronationbunion (custom made orthotic not recommended) what kind of shoes to look for?

Canvas sneakers off the rack supportive enough for mild overpronationbunion (custom made orthotic not recommended) what kind of shoes to look for?

Over pronation or...: ...Flat feet r not a cause of bunions. 2 different problems, arch supports 4 flat feet or overpronated feet, ; wider foot wear 4 bunions. ...Read more

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Does the reebok easytone sneaker fit on a foot that has bunions?

Does the reebok easytone sneaker fit on a foot that has bunions?

See below: The best brand name of sneakers for bunions is new balance. They make extra wide shoes to accommodate your bunions. ...Read more

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What's the best shoe for orthotic support?

There is no ONE: Best shoe for orthotic support. Its more about quality and features. A shoe needs to be appropriate fir the activity; needs to fit and feel comfortable with the orthotic inside. Get the best quality you can afford and quality tends to cost more. ...Read more

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What are the best brands of running shoes that help prevent shin splints?

CUSHIONING: Asics excels in cushioning, nimbus or cumulus (think clouds.) these will hold up over mileage. Mizuno wave is also a good choice. New balance has a few in their higher end. You will still need good pronatory control from an orthotic or a firm insole. Stretching is also key in the prevention of shinsplints. ...Read more

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Best footwear for running on a treadmill? Is it better barefoot?

Running shoes: It is best to get a good pair of running shoes fitted for your particicular physique and stress points. Barefoot is not as good as it can cause stress on the bones and muscle. You want the shoes to absorb the stress. ...Read more

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I get swelling in the middle of my calves when wearing hiking boots. I had a compartmental release in my calves in 2015 after 10 years. Is it related?

I get swelling in the middle of my calves when wearing hiking boots. I had a compartmental release in my calves in 2015 after 10 years. Is it related?

Quite possible: After a compartment release, the thick tissue surrounding your muscles in your calves (the fascia) is cut wide open to decrease the pressure on the muscles. It does not repair itself. So when the muscles swell, such as with exercise or with pressure from boot tops, it is much more apparent than if the fascia is intact. ...Read more