Originally Posted by JayJay
Sorry to hear this, but it's good that you now know what caused the pain. According to an SA I spoke with recently, a rigid heel back is characteristic of Alden shoes.
Yes apparently a rigid heel is a major culprit in these cases. I just got done reading a large thread from others who suffer:Haglund's Thread
, for anyone wanting to read more about it from other people experiencing this pain.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do but I definitely cannot wear any shell shoes for some time, that's for sure. I tried on the Vass shells yesterday, and couldn't even leave the house due to the intense pain right on the bump which formed on my right heel.
Some of my AE shoes are a bit more forgiving, so I'm going to narrow down my rotation to only a few pairs that are most comfortable, and possibly looking into orthotics.
My wife has the "pump bump" and now only wears shoes that have a softer heel when she knows she'll be doing a lot of walking.
I'm guessing that I've had this problem for quite some time and the day of shopping in the Alden shells was the straw that broke the camel's back