Doctor insights on:
The Best Running Shoes For Overweight Men
Depends on foot:
Depending on your foot alignment, a running shoe that is either arch supporting (for people with flatfeet/pronated feet) or neutral arches (for people with high arches) is ideal.
The shoe should support the ankle well and you should feel safe wearing it on all types of terrain. It should be wide enough to accomodate all of your toes.
Minimalist and converse like cloth shoes are less than ideal. ...Read more
A good fitting: The internet is full of different ideas of brands of shoes for your foot type and body size. What you need to do is either find a good shoe fitter at a running store and have hem check your foot and try different pairs with arch supports for your foot. Make sure it is comfortable and feels like good support. You can always see a sports medicine physician or a podiatrist who can fit you. ...Read more
I like New Balance: If you have a high arch you will probably need an orthotic in any shoe you try. ...Read more
I would recommend: An orthotic to control the biomechanics and worry less on which exact sneaker. ...Read more
A Complicated Issue: It doesn't matter so much as a good fit otherwise, flexibility, durability and maximal cushioning. Addidas has a good pair but it's $180.00.But it also depends on the width of your foot and what you usually run on (asphalt? Sidewalk? Track?)and how much and how far. As for the arch, you can always buy an arch insert (there's lots on the market).So go for maximal comfort first. Plenty of info online ...Read more
Running shoe: Asics, brooks, saucony and mizuno are some of the best. ...Read more
I've had Achilles tendon pain for 10 weeks after running for 2 days in new running shoes. What are the best supplements to take to heal the tendon?
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
Running Shoes: I am a podiatrist/reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon. I own a shoe store. You need a stable shoe. Saucony, asics, new balance are the best. Look for a pronation or motion control bar running through the center of the shoe. Barefoot running is a fad, and those shoes are bad for your feet. Barefoot running or minimilist running shoes cause stress fractures, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis... ...Read more
It depends...: Your question does not mention your problem, but the general rule for updating running shoes is every 300-500 miles, every 9-12 months or sooner if there is significant wear of the tread on the sole. Changing running style can include a shorter/longer stride, cadence (steps/minute), how you footstrike, etc. Consult with a sports medicine physician to help you answer these questions! ...Read more
3 things: 1- they fit you well. 2- they are comfortable in the arch support and cushioning aspects. 3- that you replace them in a timely manner- about every 450-500 miles. If you have foot conditions, more specific recommendations may be necessary. See a podiatrist if these tips do not help. Good luck! ...Read more
1) shoes that bend where your foot bends;
2) shoes that don't twist in the middle;
3) shoes that have a solid and firm heel counter (around the heel);
4) shoes with a slight flare in the back heel;
5) solid, well-constructed soles;
6) shoes that fit properly - try on shoes at the end of the day and with socks that you plan to wear when running; ...Read more
Are the good: Sole inserts being placed in something? Or are you just standing on them? The shoe and the insert are two different things and serve two different purposes. Ideally, you want both. Having a good insole with a warn out shoe is not going to be a good idea... ...Read more
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
Stability or MC:
seek out a good running store in your area. Try stability vs. Motion control types in evaluating your level of required support.
dr. Mark reed
placentia-linda foot & ankle group
drs. Mark and melanie reed
1275 rose drive, suite 136
placentia, ca 92870
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Dependinog on foot:
There are many types of running shoes on the market for many different foo types. Shoes are broken down to motion control shoes, neutral shoes and supinator shoes, minimalist shoes.
I would recommend seeking a running store familiar with all different varietes of shoes and getting evaluated before starting a running program.
Visiit therundoc. Com and watch video on how to select a running shoe. ...Read more
I am going to start working out at a gym, so what shoes should I buy running shoes or training shoes?
Varies with activity: It depends on what you are doing in the gym. If you are weight-lifting and doing low-impact cardio (elliptical, biking), then cross-trainers are probably the best choice; but if running shoes feel more light-weight and comfortable, then go for these. If power walking/jogging at the gym, then definitely buy running shoes. You should be fit for either by purchasing at a quality athletic shoestore. ...Read more
I am running 42 k a week my weight 72k. My question when to change my running shoes. I need detailed answers please due to importance?
On average: Every 500 miles. This can vary depending on the shoe and how much wear and tear you put on it. Even if outer sole looks good, midsole underneath can still be worn down. Every 500 miles is a good rule of thumb. ...Read more
I recommend them: Try them and then you can see if they help you or not. ...Read more
Sesmoiditis: Did you have an x-ray to make sure it's not a fracture? If no fracture have a dancers pad added to orthotic which will take weight off area. Which sesmoid is it, tibial or fibular? ...Read more
Yes: Definately. If you jog regularly, always inspect your sneakers. Joggers will invariably go thru them much quicker than the average person. ...Read more
I don't have problems with my back but when I jog my lower back hurts. I thought it would be the shoes but I bought running shoes and same effect? Why?
How often should I replace my custom orthotics? As often as my running shoes? I feel like they aren't doing their job as well as used to.
If you tell us: Where it hurts you then we can..... ...Read more
I was told barefoot running shoes are better for you generally speaking that your feet and read the ground reaction forces more affectively isthistrue?
Debatable: Some say yes, some say no....This is the whole minimalist sneaker debate, . ...Read more
When I run my leg hurts in the back, a little under my calf. Is this my running shoes or something serious?
No way to tell: If the pain persists you should be seen by a doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more