Thursday, April 07, 2011

Note to Nike, Asics, Saucony, Etc.

After reading Small Town Runner's blog on stability shoes and ankle injuries, I thought I should get my gait looked at again.  I had been wearing neutral shoes, but recently switched to stability.  I wondered why one place put me in neutral and another in stability.  My recent ankle injury with some ITB soreness made me think that maybe the wrong shoes could be contributing.  I headed back in and did the whole rigamarole.  Hmmm, seems that I am a neutral--and a stability.  My left side is neutral.  The side with the ankle issues is a neutral running in a stability shoes.  My right on the other hand needs a stability shoe.  Since switching to stability, I have not had any blisters. 

I have a solution.  Shoe companies take note!  Please make shoes that are interchangeable.  Create a line of  matching shoes that have different traits.  That way I can purchase a stability for my right foot and a neutral for my left.  As long as you are doing it, please leave a wide toebox and narrow heel.  I am sure I am not the only one with this delimma. 

2 comments:

Small Town Runner said...

Oh MY GOODNESS!!! I am a neutral on the right and not on the left so much...maybe we need to get together!! lol

Jill said...

You could run barefoot and eliminate the whole shoe thing! :)

You should read this website: www.sock-doc.com
Some good stuff about shoes contributing to problems.

I hope you found a happy solution at the running store!