Need a good shoe for bad feet
July 29, 2009 10:09 AM Subscribe
Need a women's running shoe recommendation for weird feet.
posted by howrobotsaremade to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am just getting back into running, and I need some recommendations for affordable shoes. My feet are a horrorshow and the local running store has been helpful, but doesn't carry a very large selection of shoes for people with wacky feet.
At one point, I had one of those running analysis things done with the slow motion camera. My gait is fairly neutral, but with a bit of very mild underpronation. I have run in shoes without stability control before and not had any major problems.
I have a very high arch and instep, a wide forefoot and a narrow heel. My feet are basically shaped like a triangle. I usually wear an 8 or 8.5 wide. I run mostly outside on pavement when the weather cooperates, but in the winter mostly on a treadmill.
I was wearing the Asics Gel Nimbus before. I like the way the shoe fits, but they make my feet go numb after several miles and I can't figure out why this happens. I've tried lacing them a million different ways to no effect.
If there is a magically awesome shoe that is both tall and wide enough and doesn't cost $100, that would be really great too!