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Tennis Shoe fit questions

Posted by adam p on 8/24/01 at 02:14 (057770)

What does the readership think about getting *very* snug shoes, or
at least lacing shoes tightly to mitigate the elongation of the arch
as against somethng maintaining the length/height of the arch by
'filling in the area' under the (medial longitudinal) arch?
combining these methods? Similarly, has anyone found cheerleading
shoes to be to their liking and stiff-soled?

TIA

AP

Re: Tennis Shoe fit questions

Ed Davis, DPM on 8/24/01 at 13:05 (057829)

Don't depend on the tightness of the shoe for support. When possible, running shoes tend to have the most favorable characteristics for plantar fasciitis/ heel pain.
Ed

Re: Tennis Shoe fit questions

adam p on 8/24/01 at 15:23 (057848)

I wonder how much your much-appreciated reply owes to the rocker-shape sole you
can find in heavier-duty running-shoes/training-shoes.

Thanks again.

AP

Re: Tennis Shoe fit questions

Ed Davis, DPM on 8/24/01 at 20:00 (057879)

The characteristics that help make running shoes optimal include:
cushioned raised heel, firm heel counter (area that wraps the back of the heel), rigidity in the arch but flexibility in the ball, mild rocker sole which enhances forward thrust...
Ed

Re: Tennis Shoe fit questions

Ed Davis, DPM on 8/24/01 at 13:05 (057829)

Don't depend on the tightness of the shoe for support. When possible, running shoes tend to have the most favorable characteristics for plantar fasciitis/ heel pain.
Ed

Re: Tennis Shoe fit questions

adam p on 8/24/01 at 15:23 (057848)

I wonder how much your much-appreciated reply owes to the rocker-shape sole you
can find in heavier-duty running-shoes/training-shoes.

Thanks again.

AP

Re: Tennis Shoe fit questions

Ed Davis, DPM on 8/24/01 at 20:00 (057879)

The characteristics that help make running shoes optimal include:
cushioned raised heel, firm heel counter (area that wraps the back of the heel), rigidity in the arch but flexibility in the ball, mild rocker sole which enhances forward thrust...
Ed