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Comments about New Balance 1122

Posted by Dave M. on 6/03/04 at 10:01 (151890)

Hi folks. I'm 36 with a history of PF. Currently having pain in the left heel area. So I set out to get a good pair of sneakers and from the recommendations, I go to the new balance website to find a procare specialist store. I go to my local store and get fitted with the New Balance 1122. I am wearing it with a Biogel orthotic.

This shoe feels like a Cadillac compared to everything else I tried although the shoe is a 'beast'. Its very wide and the inside of the shoe looks alot like the outside. I don't really care that much about looks when my foot is hurting this bad.

Shoe feels great until I wear them for a few hours and then I feel pain on both feet under the 5th metatarsal. When I rub my hand on the inside of the shoe I feel a bump right in that area. ALL the 1122 has that stupid bump on it. I tried going to a wider shoe and adding some cushion in it with no luck. I'm actually considering taking a razor knife and cutting some of the area out. DAMN i'm frustrated.

Re: Comments about New Balance 1122

Ed Davis, DPM on 6/03/04 at 16:54 (151934)

Dave:
I love the 1122. I own an all black version, the NB 925 which I wear to work almost every day.

As far as the bump???? I don't know what that is unless it is a defect on your shoe. I have seen it in no other NB1122 shoes.
Ed

Re: Comments about New Balance 1122

Dave M. on 6/07/04 at 10:14 (152216)

There is definitely a small bump under my 5th metatarsal in the shoe. The sales person and I both felt it and it's on all the shoes. They tried to add a small cushion over top of the bump which only made it worse. I cut some of the cushion out of the shoe's insert with a razor knife so I'm going to try the shoe out like that for the next couple of days. I'm crossing my fingers because I like the shoe and now that I cut it, i'm going to be out $135.

The sales guy said I have very sensitive feet which I already know. I should be a 'beta-tester' for shoe manufacturers because if there's something wrong in the bottom of the shoe... my feet will find it.

Re: Comments about New Balance 1122

Ed Davis, DPM on 6/08/04 at 14:03 (152419)

Dave:
My guess is that there is a defective 'run' and that store has it. If you are so motivated, contact New Balance directly. They are probably the most concientious of the running shoe manufacturers in my opinion.
Ed

Re: Comments about New Balance 1122

Rose on 6/13/04 at 11:44 (152877)

I have a pair and they are wonderful. I detect no bump.

Re: Comments about New Balance 1122

Rose on 6/13/04 at 11:47 (152879)

One other thing...I know this sounds wrong, but to really clean these shoes and get them looking and feeling like new and to disinfect them I do the following. I have been doing this for a year now.

I spray Spray and Wash on the outside of them and scrub the really dirty spots a little. I let them sit several hours and then wash them in a washing machine with lots of bleach and then let them air dry for a day or two. It is unbelievable and the are like new.....

Re: Comments about New Balance 1122

BudP on 6/14/04 at 14:33 (152970)

Dave,
I have a pair mysely. I'm not to crazy about the way the look,but they have served me well. I'm sure if you contact NB they'll either give you your money back or another pair of shoes.

Bud

Re: Comments about New Balance 1122

Nick, C.Ped on 6/18/04 at 05:54 (153363)

New balance will gladly give you another (replacement) pair of shoes. I have had an issue like this before with a whole stock of one particular style of NB and they had no problem replacing the ones that were already on my customer's feet(those who spoke up of course). Other than that if you are die hard on keeping the pair you have... Finding someone who can make you a insole with the same characteristics as the one that comes with the shoe EXCEPT made out of a conforming soft foam, such as Plastizote (unmistakable cushy pink foam)to replace you stock ones will accomodate a fair amount of items your foot is sensitive to.