Best shoes for foot problems?

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  1. brettsticker86

    brettsticker86 Rookie

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    If I'm on court for an extended period, the middles and balls of my feet start to develop this pain similar to tendinitis I've had in other parts of my body. I'm currently using the babolat propulse shoe with some inserts put in, but I still sometimes develop this pain. Just wondering what shoe(s) any of you all really like and can recommend for support and comfort. Thanks!
     
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    How tight are your shoes?
     
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  3. icarus180

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    Can't speak precisely to your issues, but will say that my move to Asics GR3s helped me solve all sorts of hip, knee, calf, and foot issues. Superfeet orange also deserves a big nod for the assist.
     
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  4. parasailing

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    I also have foot problems mainly in the front of my foot when I play more than 2 plus hours on the court. My feet would ache and be sore so I know how you feel. I also love the Propulse 3s but they don't have enough forefoot cushioning in them for me to play for extended periods of time.

    Right now, I am using the Prince T22 Mids which I find offer excellent cushioning for extended periods on the court though you will have to give up some of the speed of the Propulse 3s.

    I am planning to try the Asics GR4 and Speed Solution to see if you can actually find a shoe that offers excellent cushioning throughout the entire foot and still retain stability and quickness on the court.
     
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  5. Carolina Racquet

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    I had the same exact problem last year. I my case, my shoes were too narrow and it was pinching my metatarsal tendons. Moving to wider shoes helped, but didn't rid me of pain.

    I finally solved the issue by using moldable sports insoles because I've learned that cushioning and proper fit is only half of the issue. An important part is proper support of the foot and if you don't have the support, you'll experience tendinitis type pain.

    So I'd suggest you not only have good fit and cushioning in your shoe, but ensure you have proper support in your footbed via your insoles. If your insoles are only for cushioning, you might be missing the final piece of the puzzle.
     
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  6. hcb0804

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    SAS Shoes.
     
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  7. brettsticker86

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    hey, thank you guys a ton! appreciate all of the feedback. Will definitely be checking out some of those shoes previously mentioned!
     
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  8. brettsticker86

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    I'm conscious to not tie them too tight, otherwise they can hurt on the sides. I do use ankle braces as I've had problems rolling my ankle, but I'm also conscious to not tie those too tight as well.
     
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