So I tried out my new shoes this morning with my new inserts. I love the shoes and the fact that these are ladies shoes instead of mens shoes makes me happy. I usually have to get mens shoes for the width comfort but these seemed to be fine. The inserts however were deceiving. They felt good walking around but the minute I started running, the soles of my feet, specifically the outside edge of the sole of my right foot started to ache. Now, I know that’s because the insert is new and not one that I’ve used before and is good for flat feet. Let’s just be clear on this point. I do not think I have flat feet but my Niece who works at the store I bought the shoes at said I have flat feet. I’ll consider that but I really don’t think they are all that flat. So I chose the one with the foam stuff in the insert over the stability / stiffer insert. I thought those might hurt my feet since I’m used to the ones my son gets me from his work which are all flexible. I think I like those better but I’ll give these a few runs more before I judge them. Maybe I do in fact have flat feet that need extra support. Like I said yesterday, I have some running growing up to do. I only waited 6 years before actually considering some running education. My friend Sandy would roll her eyes at me for saying that I think. So my friend Barbara and I are going to go down to a store in Providence that actually analyzes all the stuff you should know about yourself in order to buy the right equipment. So the jury is out on the inserts & my feet are very happy to be out of my new toys right now.
June 29, 2017