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Doctor insights on: The Best Running Shoes For Sensitive Feet

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Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter?

Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter?

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

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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'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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Which is the optimum running shoes for men for people with past ankle/foot injuries?

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

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If I walk to work in running shoes then change to sandals, my feet smell. What can I do?

If I walk to work in running shoes then change to sandals, my feet smell. What can I do?

Dry your feet: Most odor comes from moisture and bacteria that grow on the foot. Make sure that you keep your skin dry and that should help. ...Read more

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Tieing my running shoes to tight? Top of foot (where the shoes tongue is) getting irritated and achey pretty quickly. What might be and how to heal?

Tieing my running shoes to tight? Top of foot (where the shoes tongue is) getting irritated and achey pretty quickly. What might be and how to heal?

Vamps disease: The vamp is the part of the shoe you describe, and your diagnosis might be correct. Try not to tie so tight. Sometimes you can restring your shoe and don't cross the laces rather have them go from eyelet to eyelet on the same side only crisscross ing before and after the spot it hurts. ...Read more

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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 are the best running shoes for good arch support?

What are the best running shoes for good arch support?

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

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

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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How do I choose the right running shoes for me?

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

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Do I need to change the way I run or my running shoes?

Do I need to change the way I run or my running shoes?

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

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What characteristics of running shoes are important for preventing injury?

What characteristics of running shoes are important for preventing injury?

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

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What characteristics of running shoes are important for preventing injury?

What characteristics of running shoes are important for preventing injury?

Look for...: 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

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Could good sole inserts replace good running shoes?

Could good sole inserts replace good running shoes?

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

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How do I cure sesamoiditis? Tried orthotics; minimal running shoes helped a little.

How do I cure sesamoiditis? Tried orthotics; minimal running shoes helped a little.

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

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Was told I should wear running shoes cause that makes you walk fast and lose weight fast. True?

Running shoes: Shoes are made for a specific activity, walking shoes for walking, running shoes for running. A shoe itself won't make you faster and lose weight. Traing and working out will help with those. ...Read more

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Can foot pain be from wearing an over-sized running shoe?

Yes: This is due to the shoe sliding back and forth and your foot position is incorrect in the shoe. ...Read more

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How often should I change. My running shoes?

As often as you: Wear them out. If one runs once a week vs five times a week, there will obviously be more worn out shoe in a five day a week runner, so it really depends on run time. ...Read more

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Can old running shoes cause back pain when running?

Yes: Definately. If you jog regularly, always inspect your sneakers. Joggers will invariably go thru them much quicker than the average person. ...Read more

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What causes immense pain on the outer edge of my feet everytime I try doing cardio like running or jumping? I've tried 2 different shoes. Didn't help.

What causes immense pain on the outer edge of my feet everytime I try doing cardio like running or jumping? I've tried 2 different shoes. Didn't help.

An in office exam: Is recommended as your foot type and bone structure is not visible here. The only clue is it happens with athletic activity. The second clue is it happens on the lateral side of the foot. Any guess would be a guess on my part. I would recommend a podiatrist for clinical exam. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What're good running shoes for beginners?

What're good running shoes for beginners?

Stability or MC: Hi:

seek out a good running store in your area. Try stability vs. Motion control types in evaluating your level of required support.

Best regards:


dr. Mark reed
placentia-linda foot & ankle group
drs. Mark and melanie reed
1275 rose drive, suite 136
placentia, ca 92870
fax: (714) 528-0739
office: (714) 528-2252
www. Footpain. Org
drmreed@footpain. Org. ...Read more