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

Jenny L Sanders DPM
8/9/10 | 3476 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 | 2916 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 | 5373 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 | 3585 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 | 8800 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.

Why Shoe Fit Matters Even For Non-Deformed Feet

Jenny L Sanders DPM
3/1/10 | 5255 reads | 0 comments
Every podiatrist understands the relationship between poorly fitting shoes and foot deformity. Many of us routinely order diabetic shoes, extra-depth shoes and sometimes even casts for custom molded shoes for the deformed foot. For the non-deformed foot, we simply rely on an “approved shoe list” or a “specialty running shoe store” to which we send our patients. Read More.