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Can somebody recommend me insoles that reduces supination?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by docka, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. docka

    docka Senior Member

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    The outer soles of my heels are getting worn out before the other parts of my shoe. Something like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikrasmussen/3596730984/

    Just want to find a solution so I don't have to ruin all my shoes. I don't have any foot pains or anything like that.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2013

  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Distinguished Member

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    Sep 30, 2009
    The Arena - Centerfield
    Footwear can only respond to supination. I don't see how it can outrightly reduce it Are you able to be more concious about how you walk? or is this an involuntary medical problem for you?

  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Jan 8, 2008
    The Highlands of Central Oregon
    You're not going to like this answer:

    Yes, you are walking your shoes out to the lateral side (supination), but as MOL suggested nothing short of an orthopedic insert will correct the problem...which is with your feet.

    Beyond that, the shoes shown in the link would probably walk out even for someone with a normal, healthy, non-pathological foot. They have no support for the foot in the structure of the shoe itself and the outsole is a material that will collapse if you look at it hard.

    A good shoe will have a firm...even hard...heel stiffener. And a bespoke shoe will have support for the foot all along both the medial and lateral sides of the shoe from heel to toe. A shoe with a leather outsole and a leather heel base provide a firm, solid platform for the foot and will resist supination (or pronation) extremely well, short of carelessness or abuse.

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