PDA

View Full Version : Advice for Shoes to flat-wide feets with orthotics


ronin
07-16-2006, 04:42 AM
Hi

I currently using my old Nike air resolve mid and I really like them
but they now tear up in toe so I need new shoes.

my budget is a bit limited and I'd like shoes that are comfort with room for the orthotics and keeping stability so I want twist my ankles (the orthotics has a high arch)

I never played with a low cut shoes but I'm willing to wear something in between low-mid .

I was thinking about the Reebok Match-Day or Upset DMX , anyone can advice me on them ?

I would preffer Nike but The Air resolve plus mid is too much $ for me

mctennis
07-16-2006, 02:53 PM
I've been looking for replacement shoes for myself also. I use orthotics now too. I've not been impressed with any of the NB, Reebok or Wilson shoes. I've used the Nike Air Max Persistance before and loved those. They do notmake those anymore. I need a 12.5 EE shoeso my choices are limited. The ones mentioned I've tried just don't seem to have any cushioning in them for my taste. I bought a pair of Reeboks to try and I hate them. Let me know what you finally decise on.

ronin
07-22-2006, 10:01 PM
Does someone tried mid shoes or actually using them? anyone ?

I really do need new shoes as I mentioned above and any help I can use
will be appreciated

zhan
07-23-2006, 05:16 AM
try newbalance...
i sold shoes before and people with odd sizes (wide, EE, EEE, EEEE) always get recommended to New Balance...
They make widths upto EEEEE in some shoes and EEEE for most i think
but first u have to get measured at a legitimate shoe store, NOT footlockers or sports authority...
goto a local mom and pop shop where the sales people have a lot of experience with width...

basically if u have WIDE FEET then u have to forget about styling...
nike, adidas, etc etc they dont make specific wide shoes
New Balance does but they dont look high tech or anything..

dmastous
07-23-2006, 05:25 AM
Well, Fila has a new scanning technology (perhaps copying someone else??) that can create a custom shoe for your feet. They scan the bottom of your feet, determine the correct size (for each foot) and put padding in the places where it will do the most good. I saw it at Newport and had my feet scanned. Then I found out that the only shoes they will customize are over $150. :rolleyes:
There's a chance they make start making affordable shoes with this same idea. It's a good one, and I hope so.

ronin
07-23-2006, 07:39 AM
My big problam is the low cut shoes.
beacuse I'm using orthotics and I want to keep my ankles
I need some support. good Mid cut shoes , that is what I need !
if someone tried the Reebock Match-DAy pump and can tell me how they like comparing mid cut shoes or low that would be great

zhan
07-23-2006, 09:09 AM
goto a store and try some on?
ur local tennis joint should have all kinds of shoes

PBODY99
07-23-2006, 03:44 PM
My big problam is the low cut shoes.
beacuse I'm using orthotics and I want to keep my ankles
I need some support. good Mid cut shoes , that is what I need !
if someone tried the Reebock Match-DAy pump and can tell me how they like comparing mid cut shoes or low that would be great

At the tender age of 51 I got fitted with orthotics, as 35 years of tennis had taken its tool on my ankles and I have wide feet. The use of ankle braces coupled with my orthotics and I've not rolled an ankle in the last five years, and I now use low or mid cuts depending onh the deal I get. Kallassy ankle supports took care of my issuses, Prince NFS shoes seem to fit the best.:cool:

danix
07-25-2006, 02:50 PM
Prince Viper III mid or Viper IV if it's out.

Hoosierdad
07-25-2006, 04:49 PM
try newbalance...
i sold shoes before and people with odd sizes (wide, EE, EEE, EEEE) always get recommended to New Balance...
They make widths upto EEEEE in some shoes and EEEE for most i think
but first u have to get measured at a legitimate shoe store, NOT footlockers or sports authority...
goto a local mom and pop shop where the sales people have a lot of experience with width...

basically if u have WIDE FEET then u have to forget about styling...
nike, adidas, etc etc they dont make specific wide shoes
New Balance does but they dont look high tech or anything..
This is good advice. I am a 49 year old 4.0 playing 4-5 nights a week and continue to go back to my Prince Viper II. They are not stylelish, but are very supportive for wide feet especially and very durable. I have gone away from them from time to time only to return, and right now they are not that expensive. I have not read many positive things about the Viper III, but have not tried those. Also keep in mind these are heavy shoes, it's a price I am willing to pay for less stress on my shins, knees, ect. My son refers to these shoes as my "bricks"....I really don't care.