What Are The Best Athletic Shoes For Patients With Wide Feet?

Jenny L Sanders DPM
12/8/10 | 7980 reads | 1 comments
I previously blogged about my favorite running shoes for narrow feet (http://bit.ly/9L6jHP ). This month’s blog is about running shoes for wide feet. Wide widths for men are 2E and 4E, and wide widths for women are D and 2E. Brooks is my favorite manufacturer in the wide width category. For men, I prefer Brooks Beast®. For women, I prefer Brooks Ariel®. Both styles have firm heel counters and firm medial ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) for maximum pronation control. They will also accommodate an ankle foot orthotic (AFO) as well as a wide or medial flange orthotic. Read More.

Online Shoe Shopping: Can It Be Beneficial For Patients?

Jenny L Sanders DPM
11/2/10 | 4203 reads | 0 comments
For many patients, online shoe shopping can be easier than going to a retail store. Two of my favorite sites are www.zappos.com and www.endless.com. I especially like these sites because they offer free shipping both ways, deliver the shoes within two days to one week and credit card reimbursements are easy and painless. Read More.

What You Should Know About Rock Climbing Shoes

Jenny L Sanders DPM
10/1/10 | 7841 reads | 0 comments
The sport of rock climbing has become increasingly popular, especially with the availability of indoor climbing walls. With this increase in popularity, however, there has been a proportional increase in forefoot pain and pathology due to the shoes rock climbers are wearing. Rock climbing shoes are designed to fit snugly, which is where the problem arises. Read More.

What Are The Best Athletic Shoes For Patients With Narrow Feet?

Jenny L Sanders DPM
9/1/10 | 14905 reads | 1 comments
Podiatrists are familiar with running shoe brands for wide feet with New Balance and Brooks being the most common. What about the narrow foot? Read More.

Why It Pays To Have Good Contacts At The Running Shoe Store

Jenny L Sanders DPM
8/9/10 | 3330 reads | 3 comments
When it comes to feet, podiatrists know more than anyone, but it’s nearly impossible to stay on top of all the new running shoe styles that are out there. Many of us prescribe orthotics and those orthotics generally are designed to fit into an athletic shoe. For that reason, I think it’s important that podiatrists establish a relationship with a local running shoe store where they can send their patients to be fit properly. Read More.

Why It Pays To Ask Runners About Recent Shoe Changes

Jenny L Sanders DPM
6/29/10 | 2741 reads | 0 comments
Running shoe companies typically change their model numbers every year or two. For example, Brooks recently replaced the Addiction™ 8 with the Addiction™ 9. Unfortunately, what running shoe companies and running shoe stores do not tell you is that many times when the model number changes, so does the shoe. This can spell disaster for the athlete as the shoe that had previously been successful starts to cause injuries once the model changes. Read More.

Understanding The Impact Of Shoe Insoles And Midsoles

Jenny L Sanders DPM
6/11/10 | 4589 reads | 0 comments
Last month, I blogged about the shoe upper (see www.podiatrytoday.com/blogged/assessing-and-understanding-the-impact-of-...). This month, I will round out the discussion by examining the lower half of the shoe. Insole. The insole is the foundation of the shoe. In running shoes, it is the part of the shoe upon which the sock liner rests and is commonly referred to as the last. The softer the insole, the less torsional stability the shoe will have. The firmer the insole, the more structure and stability a shoe will have. Read More.

Assessing And Understanding The Impact Of The Shoe Upper

Jenny L Sanders DPM
5/13/10 | 3283 reads | 0 comments
Having a better understanding of the anatomy of a shoe can be helpful in advising patients on shoewear, particularly when there is foot deformity or irritation from shoes. With this in mind, let us take a closer look at the upper of a shoe. Read More.

Why Measuring Heel-To-Ball Matters In Shoe Fit

Jenny L Sanders DPM
4/6/10 | 7485 reads | 0 comments
Almost everyone who comes into my office gets his or her foot measured. Why? Wearing the wrong size shoe can cause foot pain and the majority of patients I treat cannot remember the last time they had their foot professionally measured. Read More.