Ecco Babett made of full grain super soft leather with perforations for breathability is an excellent shoe for everyday use They are comfortable and lightweight The removable insole with ECFS is the great feature that you can easily insert orthotics One component polyurethane outsole is durable and flexible You will find plenty of room in the toe box with the soft leather and excellent padding around the ankles for comfort No slippage of heel because they are designed to fit the roomy toe and narrow heel feet; therefore they can accommodate any foot size The wonderful arch support and great cushioning for shock absorption make them the # 1 go-to shoe in your wardrobe They are very supportive and would make a good shoe choice for on feet all day Crocs Mercy Clogs Crocs have approved for the seal of the APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association) Knowing that APMA has passed the footwear that you plan to put on each day gives you peace. For my brisk walking schedule in the mornings it’s ASICS gel kayano 21 Excellent shoes with no Jerks and superb cushioning For daytime wear it’s ASICS nimbus 16 Comfortable and light throughout. I have flat feet and normally wear special insoles Any real advantage to buying a shoe specifically for. Flat feet do not mean you overpronate It means……you have flat reference “wet test.” So how you stand indicates how you run? Get with the times….your site is perpetuating ancient retail store misinformation that is not based on science and evidence. Hello guys I have the flat foot problem like most of you I was walking over 2 km.s (or standing more than 15 minutes) I was suffering too much pain Two weeks ago I tried Asics Gel-Foundation 11 Gel-Kayano 21 Gel-Fortitude 6 and GT-2000 I really felt comfortable in GF 11 and bought a pair Their cushioning system is sufficient and 2E width is an advantage compared to the others I advice GF 11 without saying “it’s the ” because I want to try Mizuno Wave Alchemy/Paradox Brooks Beast/Addiction New Balance 1340/1540 and Nike Lunarglide. With the Nike triax do you run with professional orthotics or without and jut use the support that the shoe. I also own Wave Riders (16) and they barely get use now Believe it or not the shoes I have ever owned are my Nike Free 5.0+ They actually have an arch unlike other “minimalist” shoes and the 8mm is perfect for me I wear them all the time for 10k+ runs I actually fine my Wave Riders to be unwieldy and clunky now and most likely will not buy another pair of “real” trainers again. Determined to create a new innovation in shoes and to advance the barefoot technique a small group of elite Boulder Colorado based runners founded Newton idea was to create a shoe company by runners and coaches for runners A company that would listen to the concerns of athletes and strive to not only make better shoes but to make better runners as end result is Newton shoes and with their launch in Sep 2008 in the UK they have started to revolutionise the and certainly the triathlon market The new shoes for 2009 are now also available. I recently started to lose weight and to get in shape for a test with a police department Ive beeb once or twice a day no more than 1.5 miles Ive never liked because it never felt comfortable to me Now that istarted i noticed i was bruising on my shins and the muscles in my lower legs get tight and stiff quickly I believe i have flat feet based on the research i have done I have asic gels but apparently theyre not cutting it Do you think the brooks gts13 would be a good fit for me? Also i know for a fact ihave not mastered the proper “mechanics” or foot placement with my Please help! ! Let me start with the good news: if you have flat feet you can still be a very successful runner You can manage to run injury free for a long time if you put the right attention to your training your warning signs and your footwear It’s really not that much different than being any other kind of runner – you need to do things gradually listen to your body and put your feet in the right kind of you should listen to me: my feet are as flat as they can be and always have The bone of my right ankle rests on top of my peroneal tendon and it flares up in flames (pain) if I am not wearing the right shoes (for me) or if I am overdoing my training – which is the most common cause of injuries for most people flat feet. Hi Mercedes thanks for stopping by !You don’t need to spend much to find a great shoe Try visiting Kelly’s Warehouse You can always find previous versions of new shoes for a much discounted price. If you are completely new to maybe are a little and want a pair of shoes that both deliver good support and cushions your stride with soft plush protection – these are the shoes. I love to run but also have quite flat feet I’m also a fairly big person 6’2″ and 190 plus longer distances 20+ km has been challenging no doubt for many reasons Consequently I alternate between and cycling Cycling is easier on the knees and ankles Whether it’s cycling or whatever we should be listening to bodies and stop when we are damaging our bodies If you find is causing pain mix it up a bit Sorry if this is. I also have “remarkably flat feet” and would never even think of employing a “moderate heel strike.” I mean if that how you run naturally fine but I land on my midfoot naturally and find that mitigates all kinds of problems that people normally have with flat feet Get off. I am an overpronater and am looking for New Balance shoes that will work for me Isn’t there a “guide” somewhere that decodes the different models and makes it clear which have the most motion control and which have the least? (I am looking for shoes that are somewhere in the middle) Support is what a flat foot runner needs When looking at shoe reviews or technical specifications any indication of “added support” means you are headed in the right direction Stability is an industry standard term that categorizes shoes aimed at helping overpronation: every brand has their own collection of Stability Shoes Motion Control are Stability Shoes for the most severe overpronators: they include the solutions of stability shoes and focus in enhancing them.
Hi there,I’m 38 years old female and planning on a 7 km marathon in march I’m a bit confused as to the sort of shoes I should get as I’m flat footed i.e very low arch and 1 foot is larger than the other…At the moment I’m using a pair of Asics shoes which I bought taking into account my larger foot size and I use 2 socks on my smaller foot to make the shoe fit However it’s not very comfortable and I was hoping you may have a remedy. Hi Divya Bhatia… I really don’t know where u reside in India But yes …Asics shoes are available at Reliance Footprints and at Planet Sports in major cities across the can try on the internet for the store nearest to your this is helpful to u …ThxShrinidhi Before selecting a pair of shoes it’s imperative that you know your foot type and the categorization of shoe suited for your foot After finding out these two factors you can make a better decision when it comes to purchasing shoes RECOGNIZING YOUR FOOT TYPE Each person’s foot composition is unique and can differ from one side to the other The steps involved with assessing your foot type include determining the height of the arch and then positioning your foot in one of three structural classifications For example a foot categorized with a high-arch is called pes cavus foot a flat arch categorized pes planus or flat foot However if you visit an expert they may request to see your old shoes to view the wear pattern of the shoe and how your foot pronates You can find your foot type quickly at home by doing the wet test WHAT’S NEXT? Hello Melody – walking is different than Especially because you have two feet with different arches I would visit a podiatrist and have insoles reccomended. If you are a nurse waitress teacher security guard pharmacist cashier or retail worker and spend most of the day standing on the concrete you may be suffering from foot pain and blisters that lead to the knee and back pain The way to prevent foot pain and reduce the risk of developing knee injury is to wear shoes with the right amount of support and cushion The shoes for standing all day for should be comfortable fit properly absorb shock and support arches to distribute weight evenly on your feet Replace the shoes if worn out too tight unsupported or too loose A pair of shoes with thick soles would be the choice Use over the counter insoles for extra cushioning or support if needed See the podiatrist for custom orthotics if foot pain persists You can also visit the shoe specialist at the shoe store if you think your ankles are turning inwards or outwards excessively. My almost 14 yr old daughter is VERY petite (about 4’9″) with very small feet — girls’ size 2 1/2 She runs cross country and track and she has VERY flat feet and is now experiencing pain in her calves She now trains in a good Saucony shoe that is supposedly good for flat feet but the trainer feels it’s not enough The trainer says she should get orthotics Any thoughts? In response to Kathie -I had the surgery on my feet to correct them You can find more info on the Hyprocure website or I have a blog that tracked my recovery I actually didn’t get the hyprocure stent I got a different feet are fixed and I’m so happy I had the surgery! After years of orthotics. The arch of the foot is formed by the tarsal and metatarsal bones and strengthened by ligaments and tendons It allows the foot to support the weight of the body in the erect posture with the least weight The height of the arch determines pronation and foot arch height of the foot can easily be checked using the wet. These walking shoes are lightweight especially for leather footwear You get the cushioning of a padded footbed as well as a top line with even more padding They are ideal for walking and standing all day because they feature that thick rubber sole that gives you a good grip on any surfaces Skechers Slip Resistant Sneakers Skechers makes an excellent selection of shoes that are great for on feet all day The Skechers walking shoes are for people on the go and on their feet Whether you use walking shoes for work school or a few quick errands moving around becomes easier Skechers walking shoes provide such great arch support and flexibility that it makes you want to walk more They are functional attractive supportive cushioned and affordable. Fallen Arch If your wet footprint appears extremely opaque triangular with hardly any curve on the inside you probably have fallen arches Feet with no arches require additional support in the arch area to help create a neutral gait and to absorb the shock of walking and standing Gait: fallen arches frequently end with over-pronation or the foot rolling inward slightly or excessively depending on the person Shoe: The perfect shoe for individuals with fallen arches are supported shoes with firm midsoles and control mechanisms that balance the natural over-pronation High Arch If the ball and heel linked by a slender strip or no strip on the outside you probably have high arches This type of foot requires the most help with shock absorption since the unbending configuration does not counter impact pressure. The Nike Free v5 worked much better for me I can wear socks I am used to and still have the freedom of foot movement The traction on the shoe lets you really feel the pavement The shoe fits like a slipper and is very comfortable No break in time is needed Very lightweight and I dont get the “gorilla” feet comments from other people The newer version Nike Run+ is a millimeter less in height for the heel You may like it even better. Thank you so much for this this article and all the detailed reviews I use to run a lot in in my 20s and 30s then I stopped because my shins use to hurt I had no idea it was because I needed shoes for flat feet I ran cross country and track in high school and never had any problems Anyway I bought a pair of stability shoes today and my first run in decades was surprisingly pain free THANKS! Hi Did you ease yourself into the use of them? I’ve shifted to the Merrells and after conditioning my feet to the different style I have had no plantar fasciitis issues Tips such as using them for day to day walking only and consciously walking with a different gait (mid to forefoot) doing loads of stretching and yoga style movements (balance) really helped before using them more rigourously. I am flatfooted and overpronate and love the stability of my Asics Evolution! However I feel that I need more padding as the balls of my feet and my heels get really sore any suggestions??? If you like classic clogs the Crocs Mercy Clogs are a great fit for you The Mercy was created with Hospital workers in mind are considered one of the shoes for standing The bottom of the shoe features the Crocs Lock a special rubber tread that has designed for maximum slip-resistance The back strap hugs the foot tightly allowing a secure fit despite the ample room inside the Crocs themselves The heel is also closed to ensure it doesn’t come off of your feet on the job The Crocs Mercy Work was designed specifically for the workplace and is a perfect companion in schools profession kitchens and laboratories. $150 - Last in our overview is the Saucony Echelon A pure soft neutral shoe with a flat foot-bed to accommodate the flattest of feet but with no support features to get in the way of your natural motion. It is pretty negligible to write an article on shoes for flat feet and not once mention orthotics.I was duped into buying a pair of shoes on the advice of a salesman in a store Sure – he used to be an okay professional runner in his time but the shoes (which this site gave a 10/10) were not right That shoe was the Nike Structure 19 I ended up getting tremendous shin-splints as a result of wearing these shoes because I had orthotics which already provided ample medial support The extra support in that pair of shoes ended up being excessive and meant there was no give whatsoever for my feet to roll in causing pretty bad shins-splints in both legs After a bit of 100km they had. I have had flat feet all my life Playing sports and finding the right shoe was never on my side I met with my Doctor and then went to a very good shoe salesperson Being I have flat feet the shoe I have found and to last is adidas Asics and New Balance As far as the Nike 5.0+ I have found a better shoe It’s called the Merrell True Glove They run around $100+ but alot better than the Nike’s. These are the shoes I recommend the most Traditional stability shoes with low arch good amount of cushioning and a proven track record of working well for flat footed runners. I am very surprised that the author would recommend barefoot vibram shoes for people with flat feet who overpronate….people with over pronation should stay clear of these shoes….when I first got into fitness I was using a pair and it made my pronation so much worse than be fore I started wearing them….I now only wear motion control/stability shoes such as the brooks Ariel and my joints no longer hurt me… you are asking for a world of problems down the road if you use those barefoot shoes. Can you suggest me which shows should I prefer for playing Badminton as I have. I have recently sought out a new shoe and have stumbled upon this great posting thread I have spent countless hours going to this shoe store and that to find shoes to try on I was about to just look something up on line and pray that it fit right I had seen a very bad podiatrist when playing sports in high school and he made things worse I am not saying that all podiatrists are bad He just made molds of my feet and I purchased an (expensive) insert from him that caused a stress fracture six months later. This Renova from Timberland Pro with a sleek design It has made of smooth upper leather with cushioning around the collar and tongue for the comfort It is slip-on design for easy on and off It has lined with breathable lining inside which is treated with the antimicrobial product for odor control The Anti-fatigue footbed is removable for energy return and cushioning The midsole is lightweight to help in absorbing shock for on feet all day long The internal fiberglass shank offers the stability The outsole is slip resistant not only water but oil slip resistant too If you work long hour shifts these cute shoes will reduce fatigue and tiredness at the end of the day They hold up well clean easily and do not have the look of. As someone above said not all flat feet are the same For years doctors and meaningful other “advisors” had me getting shoes with all kinds of arch support They made my feet/ankles HURT! I then met an orthopedist who looked at my feet and quickly determined that I need NO ARCH or MINIMAL ARCH support as my flat feet are FIXED not flexible Meaning no matter how much arch support you put in the shoe my feet will not form an arch no how no way This led to additional xrays where the doctor confirmed that the three major bones in my ankles are fuzed and that I am essentially flat footed from the waist down (if I point my toes forward my knees turn it) FYI – I am over 25 years military so has long been apart of my daily existance. Matt Shepherd I have the same thing But I had flat foot surgery on my left foot and the recovery time was very long The same one Kathie had mentioned above I have nerve damage in my foot as well It was so painful I opted not to have the right foot done I do buy the flat footed shoes and I run I just started and some days are better then others This was quite helpful I’m going to print this out as a reference I’m trying to get back into but severe shin splints are limiting me breaking through the initial barrier I have an older model Saucony which were the I found for my feet but they won’t last too long if run in regularly Time to look for a replacement. “why you should listen to me:”… hmm I probably shouldn’t have I tried many shoes on the list and all have caused foot pain So my last resort was the Brooks Beast 16 just as you said One of thee worst shoes I’ve tried The middle inner side of my feet had pain after a 45 minute walk The Brooks Beast 16 have a small arch bump that killed my feet Wouldn’t recommend them to anyone with flat feet low arches people shouod be fine I’m just very disappointed on the shoe selection of the so called flat feet list Most of them are for low arch people and not flat feet Will be getting the Saucony Echelon 6 for the true flat feet experience (4E). My right foot is flat and my left foot is normal How do I choose a good walking shoe I love to walk and lately I have a real problem. Just like in many other types of Klogs the upper in the Carolina model is made of durable full-grain leather The vamp features cute floral decorative cutouts while the closure consists of a set of crisscross straps with side goring for a custom fit There are several variations when it comes to their upper; you can order them in Chili Pepper Patent Tex-Mex simple Black or Brown Most Klogs are designed to provide support and maximum comfort to the feet and the Carolina clog doesn’t make an exception The inner side is padded with microfiber linings for a great feel on foot The footbed is constructed from anti-microbial foam which will keep your feet fresh all day long It is designed for superior arch support and stability is an excellent choice for conditions such as plantar fasciitis It is also removable giving you the possibility to replace it with your own custom orthotic insole. I am 55 years old admittedly and a teacher I have had problem feet all my life: narrow hyper-flexible feet pronating ankles and fallen arches I now also have arthritis in my ankles and some of my toe joints I have worn custom orthotics for many years (about 20) and I find that I must have suportive shoes I like the Saucony pro grid omni line I remove the insole that comes with the shoes and put in my own orthotics Take care of your feet! If your feet are right your body. With “energy efficient cushsole” technology the Brooks Addiction Walker for standing is an absolute workhorse for those requiring comfort and luxury It is designed with patented cushioning to ensure walking will become a breeze. The only time I felt a notable difference and elimination of knee pain was when a store clerk gave me Brooks Dyad for flat feet.-NOT OVER-PRONATION- I could feel the difference in the step all the way through the leg in the first few steps in the store The only thing I could assume is being an athlete; maybe my foot over compensates to the outside of the foot to make up for it; I dont know But I would definitely address your foot style and not merely assume your or step motion/style! And unfortunately there are not many shoes specifically addressing UNDER-pronators Which seems completely moronic; as that seems to be a much more problematic and unnatural motion compared to over-pronating!! Hi Mel thanks for your comment Shoes that support your arch are really important for most of your mileage I suggest using Nike Free for very limited number of miles – think of it as a stability training For a short run a week you remove all support from your shoes so that you are forced to work on your form and functional stability of luck with your injury!! Also try each brand website’s shoe fit tool….mizuno has the most advanced one asics worst IMO but brooks has the most simply effective one….seriously they will tell you what shoe to get…especially if you dont know your pattern try mizunos at least for an idea then go buy an environmental shoe with such as brooks. Many people agree that these are unbelievably comfortable shoes Whether you want a shoe for interval jogging fitness walking riding an elliptical machine or something else this is a great cross-training shoe You are going to be pleased with the light weight of the shoe and its versatility Instead of having to invest a lot of money in some very expensive shoes you are going to find that this is an affordable shoe that is going to support your feet in whatever activity you choose The Skech-Air shoes offer a very arch supportive midsole for shock absorption and Gel Infused Memory Foam footbed for added cushioning and arch support The memory foam footbed is not removable According to the reviews the memory foam footbed is so comfortable that there may not be a need to use your orthotics. Hi I’m flat flooted plus I’ve been Track since Middle School currently on the High School team also so it’s kinda serious that I get some kind of help in techniques to either fix this problem or somewhat ideas where I can work around it because to me personally I feel like it’s a problem for me as OF NOW !ANYTHING WOULD HELP AS OF NOW SEEKING IDEAS I had the same problem My feet are very flat and wide but I do not over pronate I tried the motion control shoes and they ended up hurting my feet knees and hip I found out the thing for me was to buy wide shoes with good support/cushion Note this does not mean it should have a high arch I ended up buying the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11 and it’s working out fine. Skechers Premium-Premix sneakers are slip on for ultimate ease of wear The shoes are ideal for on their feet all day These classic looking sneakers have a cushioned footbed with an EVA midsole which enhances shock absorption and decreases foot strain The well-padded tongue and collar also increase comfort For a secure grip on slippy surfaces the shoes have a non-marking rubber outsole. I have flat feet but i use insoles so i was wondering whether i should get these flat feet shoes or should i stick to normal shoes? If you have to be on your feet all day long you already know how it affects your lower back calves and your joints It can be painful This shoe offers you a nice cushiony insole that helps to prevent those aches and pains Available in ’s sizes 5 to 12 and in half sizes from 7.5 to 11.5 this shoe will fit nearly everyone These shoes are a medium width so if you’re in the market for a narrower shoe this may not work well for you With a sticky bottom sole you’re sure to get where you’re going without risk of a fall A polyester mesh lining helps them to remain breathable and the microbial footbed offers all-day comfort no matter how many hours you’re on your feet on. Ruggero thanks you so much for your review It so very well thought out I read it from cover to cover and I’m on my way to buy and new pair of shoes Well done mate All the from Downunder. I too can only wear minimal shoes but wondered if that was wise Since I have no arch at all it hurts my foot where an arch would be if there is one in a shoe… that is not natural Does anyone else with totally flat feet have any feed back I use Merrell as well but am now trying the Nike Free but only the 3 and 4’s not the 5’s. I have flat feet need the shoes in the market. I have a low arch my feet also hurt more with the shoes that has arch support. I’m a neutral flat-footed runner I had two different doctors tell me I needed motion-control shoes after just seeing my flat feet Trust me find a good shoe store and get the gait analysis Specifically I had one use a video camera to film my feet from behind while on a treadmill He could SHOW me exactly what was going on There are a few shoes made specifically for neutral-flat runners: I’ve been using New Balance 882 and 883 (new model 840) about to buy Saucony Echelon 2 also Brooks makes the Dyad 6 All these have a wider last to accomodate the wider footprint due to low/no arch without trying to unnaturally shove an arch into our feet Bottom line get the gait analysis and get in the right shoe from the beginning. Rockport also features a variety of walking shoes for The Rockport Walking Shoe is just one of the offerings in the Walking Classic Collection all of which come with Strobel technology built in as well as EVA cushioning As you wear this shoe the cushioning matches the contours of your foot and it also gives you shock absorption The result is a shoe experience that cuts down on fatigue in your legs and feet With a lace-up closure placed inside leather upper that surrounds a tongue and collar with padding you are almost certain to avoid blisters No matter what sort of surface you are walking on your shoes give you a durable grip because of the many rubber outsoles that the shoe features. $120 - The DS Trainer incorporates stability technologies from other Asics shoes (ie Trusstic system and DuoMax medial posting) but somehow manages to be extremely lightweight A very solid choice if you have been in stability shoes for a while you find them comfortable but would now like to try something lighter and faster. I bought Asics GT-2000 2 after read this article.I think this is most comfortable shoe Ciao Ruggero,Thanks for the article and insight As a flat-foot runner who has had its fair share of ankle/knee/hip pain not to mention lower back pain I have always strived to find the “perfect” shoe I have been very happy for several years now with my Asics Kayano I recently came across the Altra brand Based on your suggestion to practice bare-foot I decided to try a pair of Altra because they run on the principle of zero-drop (i.e like bare foot) I’ve wore them once and they take some getting-used-to but they seem fine so far I was wondering if you have had any experience with Altra and what your thoughts were (since they are not on your top 10 list) Thanks! I had the same problem with my Adidas Adipures I loved the fact they helped with taking the pressure off of my shins but I was crippled by PF and had to quit totally for a month which was horrible I am now in the market for some new shoes and jus don’t even know where to begin. Unlike most commentors here with flat feet —-mine are slightly narrow—-…though i enjoyed the 2160 and its medium fit throughout…I FOUND THE KAYANO 17S TO BE HORRIBLE….thinking i needed stability previously…these were even more for overpronators and those with a WIDER forefoot so much so i thought they should have been labeled wide out of the box and clunky stepping…they were altogether too clunky and roomy IMO A bigger guy I had them when i was 215 6’3 and preferred the less bulky since ordered the ds-trainer 17 and some other neutral shoes mizuno brooks launch…brooks sporting environmentalism with their shoes/vision I liked the trainers fit so far…hard but good ride havent ran in them yet theyre more narrow and slightly over neutral should be my last looking to try brooks If you are looking for a reliable pair of shoes which provide you comfort and support for standing all day look into Alegria line. Stylish simple and functional ECCO shoes are one of the most comfortable shoes in the world They are designed to ensure you walk naturally and comfortably to keep your feet healthy The freedom fit will help in providing more space so you have more room to wiggle in the toe area Thus increasing the circulation in the toes They have spacious toe box and narrow heel. My left foot arch is medium high and my right foot arch is low I overpronate moderately with my left foot but hardly at all with my right foot I weigh 200 llbs and walk briskly rather than run I’ve just started wearing the Asics Gel-Kayano 18 shoes They are beautifully comfortable to walk in BUT my non pronating right leg has pain in the knee thigh calf soleus and ankle long after I’ve finished a long walk I used to wear the Asics 2100 series – and had the same problem…Any thoughts? Anyone? Thank you for your article I am looking at purchasing the Gel Kayano 23’s which just came out I saw there is Narrow (standard) wide and extra wide Which one is for flat footed persons? I have found low-profile and barefoot shoes to work with my low arches I think that all low arches should not be treated the same way I have very strong flexible feet no troubles dancing on my tip-toes or stretching My overall size is fairly petite my ankles are small so shoes with lots of support have too much weight and damage my ankles I like merrell barefoot collection Lowest profile with vibram for shock works for me My advice: take into consideration all factors (your weight overall build structure of your legs and ankles ect.) before shoving your precious feet into something prescribed which may only damage them. Shoes made of synthetic rubber are great and some of them are water resistant too.” Simply put SOLE footbeds saved my life Bartending with a torn meniscus from over pronation ( not diagnosed till I was 38 ) all those years was soo painful Did some research took a chance with SOLE and haven’t regretted it yet It’s been 2 years on the footbeds and still going strong. I have slightly wide feet also I like Saucony They are the only brand that fits me New Balance also tends to run wide but they do not have as much cushion as Saucony. Hi Moon My arches are extremely low – I am completely flat footed In the years I run in a lot of different kind of shoes I did start with Motion Control shoes and now I enjoy neutral shoes as well but I also need to say that I know how to listen to my body (ankles knees legs) much better than I did in the beginning So it really depends on you and your style This said for longer runs (15km+) I do prefer the tranquillity of a good stability/motion control shoe as it’s hard to keep a good form when you are. Please get your feet looked at by a pro For this writer to make a blanket recommendation for flat footed people to run barefoot is dangerous.I am 32 and have been since HS I also have very flat feet Early this year I bought barefoot shoes with no arch support As a result I ruptured my Posterior Tibial surgery was on May 17th I was on crutches for 6 weeks then in a boot for two more It is now 8-13 and I am just now able to walk with out a noticeable limp I am still in inserts custom if possible You do not want to have this surgery. Here are several things you need to know before buying shoes for standing When choosing the pair of shoes that suits your needs perfectly for walking and standing it is important to consider several factors such as the size comfort support cushioning and durability Also you should take into account another aspect including pronation which refers to the way your foot rolls in an inward or outward motion each time you run or g a good pair of shoes depends on the nature of your job the type of floor you stand on foot type gait budget and your weight: Skechers Premium sneakers for are casual but stylish everyday sneakers They have excellent cushioning arch support snug heel and will fit perfectly for C width size of feet They are extremely comfortable durable and reasonably priced They are great for working out walking and standing all day on feet because of the thick heel cushioning for shock absorption They are great shoes for foot problems because of the roomier toe box They support the arches very well If your feet hurt after long hours at work and you your job allows you to wear sneakers then I recommend these shoes They are high quality comfortable looks good and the price is reasonable. I recently started in Merrell Trail Gloves which are a true minimalist shoe with barely any arch support It was a slow transition because for the first few weeks my calves and ankles were really sore for a day or two after a run Now I’m up to 15+ miles a week comfortably and I no longer pronate as much as before I realize everyone is different but I don’t think there is much science behind the concept that flat footed or overpronating runners need stability shoes. Try pose ! I struggled with shin splints for about ten years due to my fallen arches I tried all the typical things recommended by my doctor (see above) which helped some but only got me up to about three miles of without debilitating and lasting pain and required constant stretching and icing (and it took years to get up to three miles) Then I read some random magazine article about pose (which is basically just making sure your feet strike the ground underneath you at the balls of your feet rather than in front of you at your heels) My pain went away almost immediately though in the beginning it caused muscle soreness as I built up new muscles That was about a year ago so it wasn’t a temporary thing and that was after ten years of limited progress I don’t even have to do my special stretches or icing anymore pain is totally gone Not sure if it works this well for everyone but definitely worth trying. Move around frequently and try to sit for some time if possible Anti-Fatigue Mats will help in reducing the strain on your feet by providing cushioning to the standing area Look for the high-quality shoes with APMA approval Crocs are the most affordable With APMA seal of approval When wearing Crocs and other APMA approved shoes such as Dansko your feet will ache less and you will acquire more energy by day’s end Try on different pairs of shoes until you find an entirely comfortable pair The New Balance 928v3 walking shoe is one of the most popular and recommended shoes by podiatrists for any of foot problem. Hinot to sure if you’ll even read this as your reply was 3 years ago lol but yeah I have the same problem when walking and even standing also my back tends to. Hi I’m new to and recently i ran my first 10k I have a problem that every I run like in the first 5 mins of I experience severe pain in the shins and they get better if I stopped for a few mins and I’m able to run thru it(but still hurts like hell) I have flat feet and I i’m willing to try barefoot to see if I can avoid the pain I want to know if anyone with experience with shin splints has been able to overcome it using Nike Free Run or should I go with Vibram Five Fingers KSO. I have the same problem flat feet with neutral pronation can you recommend. So I also agree about free runs being great I discovered I had very flat feet about 4 years ago and I play lacrosse so intense with flat feet led to a lot of pain now that I do not play anymore I just run I have had many shoes that the salespeople “say” they are supportive and help with flat feet but to be honest those shoes are super painful and they always led to athletic injuries such as ankle sprains and hip pains and other things I run 3-5 miles with freeruns everyday and I feel great and pain free at the moment I also have superfeet arch supports and they have helped me develop a natural arch However I am afraid to do more Or if there are ramifications for long distance without enough support. Hi I have an unusual condition with my feet and am curious what is the option My left foot is very flat and my right foot has a normal arch I have tended to buy a more neutral shoe ( Brooks Glycerin) and use dual inserts ( over the counter) My left foot still develops pain issues along with my knee getting occaissionally sore However I did try Brooks Beast ( which I may have sized it too big) and it made my left foot somewhat better however it’s heavy and my right foot felt stressed with Should I be getting a stability shoe or a neutral shoe with an special insert for left foot? I’m 5’8′ @ 170llbs Any recommendations are appreciated. Up to a few years ago stability and motion control were categories associated with heavy clunky shoes Luckily it is no longer the case and there are many options for lightweight fast shoes that offer a great degree of arch can use these for daily training but most likely for faster runs or even race day Here are some of our favorites: Hey,i’m in the same boat as yourself I’m convinced my had a dalliance with either a duck or platypus before I arrived! Anyway from my own experience and having a good friend who is a podiatrist avoid barefoot replication but don’t avoid on sand if its available Aparrentally it’s something to do with your toes unconsciously gripping the sand and its ability to change shape underfoot. Hello everyone and to Ruggero Lodathis “ Shoes for Flat Feet by Type” is up to date my foot have some problems especially flat feet and ı consider a mizuno or asics which one your proposal sorry my english I am from Türkiye wishes… Ruggero launched Shoes Guru in 2009 Originally from the Alps of Italy he now lives in Amsterdam with his much loved little family He is a passionate runner and triathlete who has worked many years in the sports footwear industry. I have low arch/flat feet i’m 35 yrs old man and have arthritis I have been wearing nike air max (slip on type sneakers) and they are very comfortable but 3 yrs old so i want to change them.I’m from india and we have brands like nike,adidas and reabok available here.I wentto the nike store today and the salesman made me wear nike lunarswift 4 Now he claimed these shoes will help me with my support but within 5 min of wearing them my righ knee started to pain and he said that my muscles needed to adjust to the this right ?these are expensive shoes and i dont want to damage my knees further by wearing the wrong shoe i’m looking for advice should i buy lunarswift 4 or buy a slightly more expensive new pair of nike air max shoes what should. I had shin splints when I first began The problem was warmup; I didnt do any As long as I do stretching especially of the calf muscles there has been no further shin splints To stretch the calves I lean against a fence or wall with arms extended to the fence & one leg extended backwards Then I increase the stretch in the calf muscle and hold for about 30 seconds and it really does stretch I can feel it stretching I do this a couple of times on alternate legs then I am right to run There are other stretches for other leg muscles You can do these too Never ever run without doing stretching exercises first. Excellent article i surely like this site. Now that your foot type has recognized there is a better chance of selecting the proper shoe If you have a: Neutral Arch Most people are in the neutral arch category This type of arch is the most balanced and allows your feet to take in the most shock and pad your hips knees and ankles while Pros: APMA Approved Part of Dansko stapled collection The shoe can fit wide feet as well as narrow feet and high insteps Very comfortable Roomy toe box They offer less arch support and softer footbed than the Dansko Professional Clog They are lightweight than Professional clogs The heel is broader than the professional style Less Clunky than professional clog Recommended for standing all day Heel height is 1 3/4 inches Great for bad knees and bad back Rocker. Yes it will screw you over I am 32 and have been since HS I also have very flat feet Early this year I bought some comfortable shoes with no arch support As a result I ruptured my Posterior Tibial surgery was on May 17th I was on crutches for 6 weeks then in a boot for two more It is now 8-13 and I am just now able to walk with out a noticeable limp I am still in inserts custom if possible You do not want to have this surgery. I have flat feet and have tried several different kinds of shoes I tested the Vibrams I liked them at first but how many people have fingers which match a glove? Well my toes are even worse My big toe hits the end and the pinky toe is left wondering where it needs to go Terrible shoe idea unless you can size per toe instead of the longest toe Wearing toe socks made the fit even worse so dont go there either I will admit in these worked great for showing you how to run midfoot instead heel to toe However I had a tendancy to always run on the forefoot such as when sprinting I beleive I was waiting for an injury to happen long distances. Children especially need to wear proper footwear because they are active and are always walking or playing Their still-developing muscles and bones make them more prone to foot ailments if the wrong sandals or clogs are worn They also have more risks of slipping and falling because of their “adventurous” nature Good thing top comfortable shoe brands also have their line for toddlers and babies who are learning. I’d like to learn how to run safely and without injury despite having poor arch support. I have severe flat feet one should be operated on and I do not wish to do it as 12 drs have said no and only one podiatrist (versus ortho) said yes … I have had much luck in NBs and use mens 1540s despite being female The mens gives me more room for my orthotics which are hand crafted by a true angel locally in Boston area and not by a lab or pod office or over the counter None of those helped me and I have more of those than you can imagine I would not suggest a hard plastic mold only because our feet change (my worst also swells from tarsal tunnel surgery right where edge of shoe sits :O( Find a good ortho maker simple adjustments and no hard plastic or shell our feet can’t handle them Good luck and hope you see this after 3 years of your post I do hope you found relief.
If you already have orthotics (proper ones made for you by a professional) then you probably don’t need to worry so much about whether the shoe itself has more built-in medial support than other models In other words – there’s a good chance a “neutral” shoe in which you wear your orthotics will be sufficient as opposed to a “stability” sure – you might seek support elsewhere in the shoe: heel cap upper midfoot support (e.g torsion bars) etc but consider whether your orthotics are enough to support your arches After all in most of the other footwear you probably wear your orthotics in (dress shoes boots etc) – there’s probably very few which have additional medial support. Hoping this is still active I have flat feet and a severe overpronator 6 knee surgeries later… I am definitely not a runner Is there ANY sandal you could recommend? (Something like a hiking sandal Keen makes nothing flipflop-ish!) I get tired of having to wear shoes every waking minute Even if only for short periods of time Any input would be appreciated. New Balance offers a variety of walking shoes that have more of a sneaker look They come with Velcro and laces alike No matter whether you are looking at the New Balance 577 608 New Balance 813 New Balance 847 or New Balance 928 you get cushioning and stability to make your walking comfortable The 2016 models of New Balance walking shoes all have an improved Rollbar and the patented E-NERGY momentum system giving you a shoe that responds more to your feet The leather upper comes with ABZORB cushioning as well as a midsole made of polyurethane The Walking Strike Path rubber outsole gives the foot stability at all phases If you work in an office and need professional looking New Balance shoes Aravon and CobbHill for offer shoes with good arch support. Thanks for the nice words Mikael! Let us know what shoes you end up buying! Im in the army and I have extremely flat feet a fee months ago I suffered from terrible shin splints and near stress fractures frim the wrong shoe ive been going to physical therapy 3 times a week for 3 months and will be coming off my profile soon we train everyday and run 3-4 times a week sometimes 10 miles the doctor said I need to buy a new shoe what do you recomend I run so that I dont come across this injury again Adidas shoes are the in the world and i alway use them in cross country _ The Paloma from Alegria has made of premium leather upper and came with a cushioned tongue and collar for comfort and support The roomy toe box will help in free movements of your toes and it provides enough room to accommodate any forefoot bump The inside is lined with breathable leather and it will assist in reducing the moisture and odor The removable footbed provides support and you can insert your orthotics if you want The contoured footbed a combination of cork latex and memory foam and memory foam will conform to the shape of your feet to provide support and stability and shock absorption The sole rocker bottom will help you to propel forward and will reduce the pressure and associated pain in the metatarsal and heel areas The PU outsole is certified slip resistant and will provide you excellent traction on wet and dry surfaces. Most helpful Yes please I would like the free booklet. You could see a podiatrist and have insoles fitted(custom made) You could also ask for them to be made from lighter materials so that they can be used in your shoes without adding too much extra weight That way you would give your feet the support they need in a wide range of footwear and reduce the chances of further damage drastically. How does it feel when you walk barefoot?Try any shoe that might work If it hurts change the shoe Do exercises with your foot Do exercises while sitting All movements slow and controlled Lift one leg at a time Try miofascial release It probably won’t help in repairing but it might help in easing. If you are shopping for shoes with high heels the Dansko Clogs offer heels that are broader and shorter than the prototypical heels No higher than two inches these heels also give you stability when you feel side-to-side stress The upper has made of high-quality leather or synthetic material Some styles feature shiny leather uppers that are easy to clean Sockliner keeps the feet dry Dansko shoes help in relieving the foot pain by reducing the overpronation and aligning the feet correctly They assist in reducing the knee and back pain They also offer roomy toe box that makes them more comfortable to wear for a prolonged time The spacious forefront makes the shoe suitable for any forefoot deformity that requires ample toe area Other features include rocker sole that reduces stress at the metatarsal area for better foot joint movements and excellent cushioning to absorb. Note: Check the “small-toe” side of your shoes If there is wear on the outer edge of your shoe soles this is an indication of supination If your foot supinates when your ankles will not reel inward when your foot hits the ground and the majority of the impact absorbed by the outer edge of your feet With supination you should purchase well-padded shoes The additional cushioning will help diminish some of the impacts that travel up the leg leading to possible stress fractures Stay clear of stability shoes. My wife aged about 63 years is having problems including deformity in left ankle due to flat foot She uses sports shoes after adding inner arch soles Doctor had advised medial shoes various improvisation as advised have not yielded satisfactory results I think dual density stability shoes with inner ach sole may be useful How and where can I get such . They are durable and made of polyurethane footbed Popular among doctors nurses and chefs they provide the excellent cushion with enough arch support and they are shoes for standing all day for They offer a roomy toe box and are an excellent choice for people who have bunions These shoes are washable and provide the slip-resistant to slippery floors How Birki’s differ from Birkenstock shoes? Birkenstocks provide an excellent arch support Birki’s clogs do not have that outstanding arch support but the arch support is still better than many other brands Another difference is that Birki’s renew its shoes in every season Therefore you can enjoy many colorful fashionable clogs On the other hand Birkenstock shoe line is neutral in color and they do not offer new shoes in every season. I dont have access to those shoes only nike rebok and adidas are available here can you suggest me shoes from any of these brands These are called Birki’s clogs from Birkenstock but they are much dressier than the Crocs I mentioned above They are also considerably more expensive They also come in European sizes but sites like Amazon provide handy sizing charts The shoe’s footbed is either made of polyurethane or removable cork footbed They provide an excellent arch support a deep heel cup and a roomy toe area who have foot problems seem to love this shoe but they do caution others to make sure you get them sized correctly Due to the excellent arch support and slip resistant outsole they are favorite shoes of many chefs gardeners and hospital staff including doctors and nurses. By Ruggero Loda | . I have PF and very flexible arches I have a slight supination My arches are similar to flat as when I walk they look flat but the water test makes them appear to be “normal” There are two things that aggravate my PF and my arch area of my feet almost immediately: arch support and heel rise The way my doctor and my coach explained it to me is that my feet already know what to do; they don’t need to be in a different position (heel rise) and my arches don’t need “support” My feet need to just be feet – just with some cushion to keep from aggravating my PF I actually have successfully rehabilitated my feet from PF with the correct shoes and some basic exercises and massage techniques The shoes that work for me are neutral shoes with minimal pronation control and a low arch structure. The configuration of this shoe has been meticulously set up based on what a walker with low arches would require Balance is the biggest selling point of this shoe It is going to provide tremendous flexibility of the feet regardless of how much pressure is exerted Brooks has made sure to look at this from all angles when it comes to the cushioning Aesthetic What about the look of this shoe? It is gorgeous from the moment one sets their eyes on it The “durable HPR Green” outsole is an assertive approach to making sure the shoe looks great while it’s being worn It will look great with any outfit and that is the beauty of walking in these Brooks Addiction Walker for standing is a must in this day and age It is one of the finest shoes on the market. I had this procedure done when I was 19 It took almost 6 months before I could run again I don’t recommend it just to correct a flat foot unless the flat foot was causing problems I had pretty bad hip problems and was getting knock kneed I still amd will always have to wear an arch support It doesn’t magically create an arch It just makes it structurally possible to have one once you wear a support Before the surgery it was excruciating and impossible to wear an arch support bc the way my foot had grown from childhood To sum it up I don’t recommend that procedure unless you are having problems. This is a great cross-training shoe that is perfect for those who are on their feet all day It is a lightweight shoe so light that you will probably forget that you have worn shoes The shoes are also very comfortable and fit the feet very well The memory foam molding ensures that the shoes have a custom fit for problem feet Now you no longer have to endure aching feet especially if you spend a great deal of time on. The casual look of this shoe provides tremendous aesthetic appeal paired with exceptional cushioning for the feet to rest on as one walks This is an option one can add with ease and know the consistency will be there throughout Brooks has gone above and beyond to provide high-grade materials and design work with their latest pair and it is a major success Consistent Support Let’s start with the support It is a flexible high-quality material with excellent support for low arches Is walking a stressful experience with regular shoes? Brooks has gone above and beyond to help those with low arches walk without wincing The support comes from the full-grain leather along with gorgeous fabric lining to help keep the support in place Excellent Cushioning Any recommendations for a barefoot shoe for those with wide flat feet? I currently run in 10.5 4E Asics GT-21xx and am having problems finding a pair of barefoot shoes to accommodate my wide flat feet Thanks in advance! I have the same problem I have a true flat feet (no arch at all) When I wear shoes that have an arch support for flat feet they tend to hurt my. Everyone Who stands long hours needs to recognize the factors that can lead to foot pain One of the most common causes of aching feet is wearing pointed high heels Other factors are tight and narrow fitted shoes without ample support and cushioning Standing at one place for several hours can be more damaging to your body than moving around A lot of time aging cause foot problems such as tendinitis heel spurs and plantar fasciitis which give instability tiredness fatigue Problems in arch shape and pronation can lead to foot ankle knee and back pain People who walk on hard floors all day need extra support in their shoes People also added cushioning and stability. John which shoes would you recommend for flat feet? I’ve tried Wave Mizuno’s (loved) looking for something new I run about 30 miles a week Thanks! Hey ppl I’m a flat footed runner too but havent really put much thought into choosing the right shoe for runs and have managed with whatever I had Since a few days I’ve been doing a lot of research on choosing the right shoe!! Till as of now I was never aware that flat footed ppl required a certain type of shoe I’m pretty keen on Nike mainly the Nike Free series and also the Nike AIR Zoom Pegasus 31 Can u guys please help me out are these the right shoes for flat footed runners?? And can someone educate me on what exactly over pronating means?? Thanx I think I have neutral strides when I run what shoes do you recommend for flat feet with neutral stride. While all Ecco shoes are built to support all type of arches and foot types with the full-length supportive footbed some models provide more arch support The lightweight breathable and flexible nature of these shoes along with soft leather make the perfect choice for travel shoes. There is no one perfect pair of shoes for every man or woman People mostly come with five toes on each foot but the similarity might end there People have different arch shape and gait styles It is to try out different pairs of shoes to find the one that fits so well you almost don’t want to take them off Again special inserts can also help a lot You can find inserts that provide extra cushioning or additional arch support Also be aware that your feet might change as you age so the size or brand you liked at one age might not be the shoes when you get older Good brands such as New Balance Clarks Ecco and Merrill are good but nursing shoes are the option if you work standing all day Here are some other things to consider when buying someone a sock: Remember that slippers and flip-flops are all right but they do not provide enough arch support if you have problem feet. I bartend 9 hrs a day on concrete A lot of time I also overpronate I wear Vionics Sandles but want a good shoe so I can should I consider some low back pain when. Been wanting to try those for my feet… with feet swelling during a jog did you have issues with the shoe? I just tried the Brooks Beast and had major pain I know the Saucony Echelon works great for my feet but want to go with something else. If you are a heavier-set runner if you over-pronate very badly and are looking for the most amount of support a shoe can give you – these two are motion control shoes designed with the flat footed runner. I recently went into see a new podiatrist and I was told about a procedure that would create an arch An implant on the outside of the foot somewhere below the ankle and a snip of the achilles recovery time in about a month and once it is done it must be done on the other foot otherwise it you would have an obvious this safe on our hips? It is suppose to change the way you walk so you are bending the big toe correctly helping reduce the size and possibly correcting and doctor please give me your opinion. Hello there – I am the author of this article and I don’t think you could have flatter feet than mine!I have run (for years now) in Nike Free (5.0 and Run+) and I love them They are the opposite of stability/motion control shoes but they don’t have the “unstable” bouncy cushion of cushioning shoes but still protect you on impact plus let your foot very free to move More than building extra muscles what they did for me is actually allow me to adjust my pace/stride to a more efficient one without guiding me in any way or you try them let us know what. $150 - A franchise style for NB the 1260 is the heavy duty stability shoe in the lineup and it has been for quite a few years Combining N2 cushioning ACTEVA lite foam material a T-Beam for torsional stability and an 8mm drop - the NB1260v7 is one of the big names in high-mileage stability. A flat foot is the most visible sign of overpronation meaning that your arch collapses during the impact on the ground As a consequence your ankle twists inward and your knees feet are a particular concern for runners as during the gait the arch is supposed to support on average 3 times their body Technologies Aimed at Runners with Flat FeetOver the last 20 years or so all the major footwear producers developed specific technologies aimed at helping runners with flat feet run in comfort and key words you have to remember are: stability support and motion control. Hello thank you for such a good write up The shoes that were recommended majority are men’s shoes it seems do you have any recommendations for ? Wow I’ve never seen so many confused people flat feet doesn’t guarantee over pronation and high arches doesn’t guarantee rigid gait Please have your feet checked by a professional not some website reviewing shoes based on “bells and whistles” be sucked in to marketing at. Can you help me understand why Nike shoes are not usually found in a list of “ shoes” category? I have been reading magazines and going to specialty stores None of them carry Nike shoes I would like your heartfelt opinion. There’s a lot of engineering behind this shoe To begin with it features a Mary Jane silhouette with an upper made of a full grain leather and synthetic material combo It has an easy slip-on design with a hook-and-loop closure at the vamp Its closure is equipped with a Velcro element which enables provides a custom fit to all kinds of feet The closure is also decorated with a beautifully engraved antique-type stud The Cobb Hill Petra is equipped with a lightweight and super flexible outsole which naturally adapts to your walking diminishing stress It integrates two rubber pads for extra traction one at the heel and one at the forefoot The midsole is built around a stability shank which provides extra arch support promoting a smoother gait. They are famous for providing comfort for problem feet They have a high-quality contoured footbed that supports all four arches of the foot including metatarsal arch You can walk and stand all day and your feet will not hurt at the end of the day Birkenstock ‘s contoured footbed made of cork and latex The cork footbed conforms to the feet over time The molded footbed helps in distributing the weight evenly to avoid stress on metatarsal bones These shoes also provide a medial side support and prevent overpronation The toe bar will allow the toes flex and will stabilize the feet The deep heel cup will cushion your heels to absorb shock. If this is a pair of shoes that you wear to work each day consider shoes that do better on slippery surfaces A rubber sole gives your feet an additional way to grip the floor That way if water spills down onto the floor your shoes are still gripping the surface beneath while your co-workers might be slipping and sliding Take advantage of this particular material to boost your workplace safety Insist on cushioning and support in your shoes no matter what the brand is and no matter what the source of the shoes may be You have work to do and there is no reason you should suffer from poor support all day Instead insist on support and proudly show off what your shoes do. The perfect shoe for you will depend on the environment that you work in the unique shape of your feet and if you have any current problems with your feet legs and back It is true that the right shoes can provide cushioning support and protection that can minimize aches and pains and they can also significantly reduce the risk of future foot problems or injuries Can You Buy Good Shoes On The Internet? Your final choice of shoes might depend on upon your budget and the shape of your feet You might notice that some people just love certain brands but other folks find them painful or uncomfortable Genetics and the way feet get used during a lifetime do matter and no two people have feet that are shaped exactly alike. It depends if your feet are over pronating or the bone structure of your foot low arched If you don’t have much arch when you concentrate on lifting them or when you are pointing your toes then most likely hats the structure or your foot I have low arches but very strong feet Arch supports in shoes shift the weight to the outside of my knees causing knee issues If you know your feet are strong not over pronating and you do some foot exercises to keep them strong you should be fine as long as you just wear shoes that feel good and avoid shoes that cause discomfort in your feet or anything else. I just bought the nike free elites I am very flat footed I tore tendons in both feet using them for an aggressive run very first time using them next day could barely walk so really take it slow whe bying the free”s I got some nre shoes needless. People with a Low arch do not have a distinct curve along the inside of the foot The imprint taken in a wet test may show nearly the entire foot People with low arches are more likely to overpronate which can result in injuries Insufficiently expressed arches are called low or fallen arches The term flat feet applies to the arch which is sitting on the ground s with flat feet need to put extra care in choosing the shoeYour foot arch is your natural shock absorption system Nature designed it so that when you put your body weight over your feet the shock is absorbed by this mechanism in order to alleviate the impact (and subsequent injuries) that would otherwise hit your feet ankles knees. Kerry-Ps: I also have Fibro See note to Chris about trying HOKAs If you can get “last year model” (per se in store) you can save some money I also went with Mens on this beware this is not as wide a shoe as NBs 1540s if you wish to wear orthotics. I have low arches I would like to try Nike Free+ shoes But they seem on the other side of the spectrum from stability shoes In the long run are people with low arches more likely to have injuries related to barefoot-like Or will the foot adapt by building the appropriate muscles?Thanks! As Hubert mentioned I too was prescribed stability/motion control shoes and orthotics But I finally got a smart shoe guy and after watching me run said I have a neutral mid-foot strike So I’ve been training in flats for 10+ years now I find motion control shoes too bulky and they hurt my. Hi Tracie the form to download the booklet should be in the article itself! Let me know if you have problems finding it! $150 - The Beast is Brooks' most stable and supportive shoe Quite heavy at almost 14 ounces it's indicated for larger runners It has a very flat foot-bed therefore recommended for those flat footed runners who seriously over-pronate If you tried everything and nothing works - try. Hi have completely flat feet w-zero arch and the only casual athletic shoes that I wear are saucony stabil cs shoes Those I found are the for me and my joints The saucony omnis are ok too but not at supportive as the stabil cs shoes.I suffered extreme pain jumping walking et w/ all other athletic shoes and these have done miracles for me I can run / walk for hours and not have joint. You might travel around to shoe stores to see which brands fit you On the other hand most good online shoe shops have generous exchange policies It is also very convenient to get shoes delivered to your front door If you just don’t care for the way that a particular pair of shoes fit when you try them on you should be able to send them back and choose another style It might be easier if you make sure you know your shoe size first and this can vary a bit with some brands Hi JZthere’s a difference if you feel some soreness or if you are indeed in much pain If you feel you are hurting your feet my suggestion would be to dramatically reduce the mileage (I don’t know how long your runs in the Free were) in order to let your muscles adapt. My vibrams contributed immensely to my plantar fasciitis I enjoy in them and I am confused that my flat-footed brethren is encouraged to run barefoot… Maybe all flat feet aren’t created equally because my Vibes were my barefoot feeling facilitators and now my PF is in full swing.…But I WANT to keep That’s why I’m here—getting some tips for the “flatties” so I can purchase the shoe that’s sublime for my flat feet pigeon toes and bowleggedness.I thought the 5-finger shoes would be a boon to my hypermobil feet but I thought wrong!wish. If all the above-mentioned shoes do not work for you then I would suggest you see the podiatrist for custom orthotics Let me know if you have any more questions. Hi there,i haven’t had the chance to read all the responses but my question is if you’re flat-footed can you use a neutral shoe? i always thought that if you’re flat footed it’s to use a motion control shoe i did a test at local shoe store and the employee suggested i use a neutral/stablility shoe because of my style/pronation (?) Please email me the little book of foot exercises please I love your your website What will be a good Trail shoe for flat feet? I live in southern Florida Hot and sandy. There are a few big brands on the market that have known for making comfortable supporting shoes for hospital and food industry Each of these shoes is different but they all have one thing in common: they are comfortable shoes for on feet all day There are also walking and cross training shoes for all kind of arch and pronation problems If you’re looking for the shoes for standing on your feet all day look no further These shoes offer you the of both worlds comfort and style all in one Jobs that require you to stand all day can put undue stress on your feet legs hips and calves These shoes help to minimize that impact. Hey this site is great My question is is the nike free run range from nike free run 3.0 5.0 7.0 and nike free hypertr trainer all equally the same for my serious flat foot Also like said above does it change my foot shape to be more unnatural? I just wanted to say thanks to all who have contributed to this excellent thread I have been severely flat footed all of my life It ruined any sports during high school and the ensuing pain prevented me from keep a healthier lifestyle I have recently began to seek out a better Shoe For the longest time I wore Merrell’s hiking and trail shoes They fit the for me but like all good things; it did not last The shoes aren’t the quality support that they used to be and have doubled in price over the past 6 to 7 years I suspect the company was sold sometime ago.I am a Chef by trade and it requires a lot of standing walking and occasionally some as well I wore Birkenstock Clogs at work and the mold to your foot footbed is no longer common in their clogs A special order from Europe for about 80$ will get you the footbeds but I am thinking of just changing up. No you don’t necessarily need a stability or motion control shoe if you have flat feet Some flat footed runners thrive in neutral shoes but my experience is that this is the minority I would advise runners to start in a stability shoe and only later experiment with a neutral shoe Remember flat feet is only one of your unique characteristics What works for you might not work for someone else and vice-versa Shoes for Flat Feet by TypeI am 6’2″ 180 lbs runner with flat feet I have been – mostly injury free – for more than 10 years and I have tried most of the shoes in the market My advice won’t work for everybody but I have done my homework already therefore I am quite comfortable recommending. I agree with the comment from Lily B I think the stores (fleet feet etc.) that take the time to watch you run (on a treadmill) look at your wear patterns and guarantee their fit are an important resource I have very flat feet I pronate I have knock knees I am small and lightweight I like a cushy shoe However I have learned that I really can’t tell how a shoe will work on my foot till I have run in it a few weeks AND if I am trying to up my mileage that extra training stress may not show for a couple of weeks A really good store will work with you to get you in the right shoe because they want to sell you 2-3 pairs of shoes a year. Very nice article thank you guys now i know how to choose a good and perfect shoes keep. Ive read or looked over the entire feet dont = stability or motion I hear the upper lines of shoes suit yall especally people with ssymetric feet Yall need those maximim support of what chad says is true and Ive had a story much like his though better grammar I have a flexibly flat foot with a fairly neutral gait and have made the most of my asics gt-2160’s…wearing them out on the outter edge of the sole more so….course those are mild stability shoes. Thank you Lacy that is a very helpful comment! Hope you are doing better now! Is Nike Free Run 3.0 Flyknit helps with flat feet? And will it fit the shape of flat feet? And how about Nike Flyknit Racer? Is it okay with marathon? $120 - The Wave Inspire is a shoe that offers solid support and feels ligther than it is After a couple of unsuccessful updates from Mizuno the 14 seems to have returned to its previous glory Hi Dogbert have you read the article at all?If you did you might have noticed the section called “Do I necessarily need a stability/motion control shoe?” which says things like “you don’t necessarily need a stability or motion control shoe if you have flat feet Some flat footed runners thrive in neutral shoes” Or while recommending shoes “As we mentioned earlier – not all flat footed runners need stability or motion control shoes Still you’ll need a shoe that has a flat arch otherwise you will start feeling pain. Hello there! More expensive does not always mean better shoe! It needs to be the right shoe for you! If you have access to Asics shoes try the. A most useful article I am flat footed and have taken up in the last few years I would like to have your ebook on flat footed