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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.

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Heel Pain (Definition)

Is most commonly caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia (plantar fasciitis), but by no means is it the only cause. There are many, many things that can cause your heel to hurt, and the only way to find out which one it is is to visit a podiatrist or orthopedist. A good history and physical together with x-rays and sometimes an MRI ...Read more


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What is the best running shoes for people with past ankle/foot injuries?

What is the best running shoes for people with past ankle/foot injuries?

Running shoe: Asics, brooks, saucony and mizuno are some of the best.

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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.

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Sore heel, numb toe, after running. Could it be a shoe problem?

Sore heel, numb toe, after running. Could it be a shoe problem?

Possibly: Make sure that your shoe fits properly and you may need a good arch support or orthotic to give you more support.

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I have pain in the arch of my foot, close to my heel. Hurts to walk barefoot and with certain shoes. Hurts most in the morning and after running.

I have pain in the arch of my foot, close to my heel. Hurts to walk barefoot and with certain shoes. Hurts most in the morning and after running.

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a common painful disorder affecting the heel and underside of the foot. Characterized by scarring, inflammation, or structural breakdown of the foot's plantar fascia. It is often caused by overuse injury of the plantar fascia, increases in exercise, weight or age. May be a degenerative process. Most cases of plantar fasciitis resolve on their own with time and conservative tx

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are the best shoes for severe heel pain?

What are the best shoes for severe heel pain?

Depends: Depends why you are having heel pain. You might need orthotics, good idea to go to podiatrist and get checked.

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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.

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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

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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.