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shoe heels wear out unevenly

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by netsua, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. netsua

    netsua Senior member

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    hello, I have a problem with my shoes. I find the outside part of the heel wears out much faster than the inside causing my shoes to look awkward after a while. how do I fix this? do I need orthotics or something?
     


  2. onix

    onix Senior member

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    hello, I have a problem with my shoes. I find the left part of the heel wears out much faster than the right causing my shoes to look awkward after a while. how do I fix this? do I need orthoticssomething?

    That happens to all shoes due to how we walk. Use heel taps.
     


  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    hello, I have a problem with my shoes. I find the left part of the heel wears out much faster than the right causing my shoes to look awkward after a while. how do I fix this? do I need orthoticssomething?
    Looking down at your feet there is no "left side" or "right side." There is only the inside (medial) and the outside (lateral). the medial side is the same side as the big toe. The lateral side is the same side as the pinky. Now...having said that...which side of your heels are wearing down? Generalizing... If you are wearing down the medial side, you are pronating badly and probably should see a doctor about it. If you are wearing down the lateral side, you may need some correction or an orthotic. If you are wearing in the rear lateral corner you are pretty normal for an adult of European descent.
     


  4. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Looking down at your feet there is no "left side" or "right side." There is only the inside (medial) and the outside (lateral). the medial side is the same side as the big toe. The lateral side is the same side as the pinky.

    Now...having said that...which side of your heels are wearing down?

    Generalizing...

    If you are wearing down the medial side, you are pronating badly and probably should see a doctor about it.

    If you are wearing down the lateral side, you may need some correction or an orthotic.

    If you are wearing in the rear lateral corner you are pretty normal for an adult of European descent.



    Or you can just get heel [email protected]
     


  5. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    stop running around in a circle all day.

    run in a figure-8 pattern all day instead.
     


  6. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    If you are wearing down the medial side, you are pronating badly and probably should see a doctor about it.

    What is medial side,
    what you mean by that?

    If you are wearing down the lateral side, you may need some correction or an orthotic.
    What is lateral side,
    what you mean by that?

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  7. AnGeLiCbOrIs

    AnGeLiCbOrIs Senior member

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    What is medial side,
    what you mean by that?


    What is lateral side,
    what you mean by that?

    [/quote]

    [​IMG]
     


  8. netsua

    netsua Senior member

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    Looking down at your feet there is no "left side" or "right side." There is only the inside (medial) and the outside (lateral). the medial side is the same side as the big toe. The lateral side is the same side as the pinky. Now...having said that...which side of your heels are wearing down? Generalizing... If you are wearing down the medial side, you are pronating badly and probably should see a doctor about it. If you are wearing down the lateral side, you may need some correction or an orthotic. If you are wearing in the rear lateral corner you are pretty normal for an adult of European descent.
    sorry I dont know what I was thinking. for some reason I was only considering my left foot. I guess its the rear lateral side...but I'm asian
     


  9. unjung

    unjung Senior member

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    This is normal for humans. Use taps as suggested. If you are a gorilla you may have a problem with your stride. Try walking on your fists.
     


  10. netsua

    netsua Senior member

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    This is normal for humans. Use taps as suggested. If you are a gorilla you may have a problem with your stride. Try walking on your fists.

    fists it is!
     


  11. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    What is medial side, what you mean by that? What is lateral side, what you mean by that?
    the medial side is the same side as the big toe. The lateral side is the same side as the pinky.
    [​IMG]
     


  12. bjan

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    fists it is!

    But what about the wear pattern on your knuckles?!?
     


  13. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Sorry, me no now
    Pinky is a funny word,
    it new. [​IMG]
     


  14. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    But what about the wear pattern on your knuckles?!?

    taps not needed, the hair will protect the knuckles.
     


  15. Master-Classter

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    But what about the wear pattern on your knuckles?!?

    Knuckle taps, duh
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