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PF and shoes

Posted by Buck T. on 5/10/02 at 13:28 (083436)

What's the best type of shoe for PF? Should ideal shoe bend at toe box mostly. Or should sole be fexible under arch also.

Have new balance and SAS shoes with orthodics. Physical therapist is starting to wonder if relatively thick area of both shoes under arch with orthodics added is too rigid. Have high arch, and was prescribed high orthodic at first. Turned out that lesser arch support was better.

Any ideas on good shoes?

Re: PF and shoes

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/10/02 at 13:37 (083438)

Shoe benefit varies from foot type to foot type. Most individuals with PF are overpronatiors so we tend to recommend antipronation shoes.

Many individuals with high arches have tight heel cords. A shoe with lack of good flexibiltiy in the ball can strain the PF during push off especially in people with tight heel cords.

Discuss your foot type with your podiatrist so that the best shoe match can be obtained.
Ed

Re: PF and shoes

Julie on 5/10/02 at 14:34 (083447)

A good shoe should bend only at the metatarsal, where the foot itself bends, not at the arch.

Re: PF and shoes

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/10/02 at 13:37 (083438)

Shoe benefit varies from foot type to foot type. Most individuals with PF are overpronatiors so we tend to recommend antipronation shoes.

Many individuals with high arches have tight heel cords. A shoe with lack of good flexibiltiy in the ball can strain the PF during push off especially in people with tight heel cords.

Discuss your foot type with your podiatrist so that the best shoe match can be obtained.
Ed

Re: PF and shoes

Julie on 5/10/02 at 14:34 (083447)

A good shoe should bend only at the metatarsal, where the foot itself bends, not at the arch.