Post # 1
I have 30 day shred and I am ok for the first couple minutes but then afterwards I am miserable. I always have the worst pain on the bottoms of my feet after the 1st set of jumping jacks. I currently have the sketchers tone ups that I use but I don’t think they have the support I need since I have flippin fred flinstone feet. My feet are super duper flat. It sucks. Any bees with flat feet encountered the same problem? If so what shoes did you find offered the best support? I plan on buying some new ones this weekend so I need ideas. Thanks!
Post # 3
I wouldn’t recommend those tone-up shoes for real workouts. They definitely don’t have the support you need. I don’t have the same kind of feet so I can’t recommend a brand of shoe, but in addition to getting some better shoes, you may also want to look into insoles because they are made for so many different needs! I bought nice running shoes when I started running and still ended up getting injured. The orthopedic surgeon I saw recommended insoles for extra support.
Post # 4
I agree. I wouldn’t workout in the tone ups. I would get fitted for shoes. You would be amazed the difference it makes! I was always miserable after working out until I finally went to get fitted. I was wearing the wrong type of shoe and the wrong size. Afterwards it made the biggest difference and I love my shoes and workout now!
Post # 5
Me, me, Me…..but I don’t think it’s the shoe as the insert, except for tone ups…I would never use those, they’re bad on flat footed gals…..
Here are some suggestions I made to a fellow bee who had plantar fasciatis, I myself have a bum ankle (tendonitis) and found that these inserts when placed in my tennis shoes (make sure to take out the existing inserts) and place new inserts in the shoe. It’s like walking on a soft cloud for me…yes my feet still hurt, but not as bad….hope this helps.
Post # 6
I went to a chiro several years ago and got some insoles but after my pregnancy my foot grew 1/2 size and threw it off. The tone ups are the only sneakers that fit me at the moment I outgrew all my others. Luckily this weekend or maybe next weekend we are going out of town and my hunny will buy me some new ones but I need some options for new ones. I’m super picky too. I’d hate to buy a pair and have them end up hurting.
Post # 7
I have flat feet (it sucks not being able to wear very nice shoes) and I have joggers with an insert as shown above. It really helps support the feet while working out.
However if I am home alone and use wii-fit or biggest loser I go bare foot.
Post # 8
I had really bad foot issues, plantar fascitiis that lead to my arches going the opposite way becuase they were so swollen, extra bones in my feet and super tight tendons. I have custom-made orthotics.
Post # 9
ME! I have flat feet and working out sucks! Only type of shoe that works for me is ASICS!!!! They fit my foot and toes great. I find having too much of an arch in a shoe hurts me more, as well as some inserts I’ve gotten. BUt I swear by my pair of asics! So much better!
Post # 10
I get arch pain when exercising if I have the wrong shoe on. I bought a good pair of Saucony runners and they have helped hugely. Occassionaly I’ll still have arch pain but it’s far far less now.
ETA*** these are the shoes I use now.
Post # 11
When you jump remember to land on the balls of your feet!! Or the pressure from your weight will go to your arch or heels. I have flat feet too, but this is a basic rule for anyone to avoid feet/leg/knee injuries. Also, I would recommend using a squishy mat to workout on if you aren’t already using carpet. You know the mats for babies that looks like an alphabet puzzle? They have some at recreational stores.
Post # 12
Asics! They are the BEST workout shoes ever!
Post # 13
commenting to read later. Antoher flat footed bee.
Post # 14
I bought a pair of asics and they’re so comfy. I was able to shop all day long and be comfortable, usually after about an hour my feet hurt so bad. I bought my pair at sports athority in El Paso and I love them. I do believe I will be wearing asics from now on 🙂 Here is the link to the pair I bought
Post # 15
I overpronate like crazy and have really flat feet. You might want to try the Brooks Addiction shoes (should be able to try on at your local running store). They have great support and help reduce some of the strain. I had prescription orthotics, but they were never comfortable inside tennis shoes so I just did without them.
Post # 16
I have flat feet as well and I invested in some inserts with a good arch support. They are Dr. Scholl’s and they are wonderful. I’m on my feet all day in clinicals and I HAD to have some support. So far they’re the only things that have helped me. They weren’t cheap though, I think about $50, but they are well worth it.