Nike shoes have an inner heel freeing the Achilles tendon?

Visited a store to fit a pair of Nike shoes last week. I noticed after putting on the shoes my heel was higher of the ground than my front feet. In other words: they have an inner heel so your feet makes a small angle compared to the ground so the Achilles tendon has to stretch a (slightly) shorter distance. Therefore the inner heel in the Nike shoes frees your Achilles tendon a little bit. That little bit could be just enough to make a small current Achilles tendon injury softer or prevent injuries.

Can anyone confirm the Nike shoes have a (small but noticeable) inner heel?
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
Visited a store to fit a pair of Nike shoes last week. I noticed after putting on the shoes my heel was higher of the ground than my front feet. In other words: they have an inner heel so your feet makes a small angle compared to the ground so the Achilles tendon has to stretch a (slightly) shorter distance. Therefore the inner heel in the Nike shoes frees your Achilles tendon a little bit. That little bit could be just enough to make a small current Achilles tendon injury softer or prevent injuries.

Can anyone confirm the Nike shoes have a (small but noticeable) inner heel?
I have no idea about Nike, but do believe the part about raising the heel reducing the flex on the Achilles. You can just insert a heel pad in any shoe and accomplish the same thing. When I researched this years ago, people were making their own thin heel pads. I solved my achilles soreness when I started using Sof Sole Airr Orthodic insoles ... the heel padding is thick and raises the heel some. My achilles pain went away very quickly at the time. I was having achilles pain when I landed on foot sometimes ... not really when foot flexed. I think it was the heel padding that worked for me.
 

prjacobs

Hall of Fame
I haven't noticed a higher heel in my Nikes. However, I encourage you increase the flexibility of your Achilles' tendon. I snapped mine many years ago, and it's been perfectly fine - however, increasing the flexibility in your legs and calves will help a great deal. The little difference of a heel lift certainly doesn't hurt, but by itself, won't do that much.


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ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
I haven't noticed a higher heel in my Nikes. However, I encourage you increase the flexibility of your Achilles' tendon. I snapped mine many years ago, and it's been perfectly fine - however, increasing the flexibility in your legs and calves will help a great deal. The little difference of a heel lift certainly doesn't hurt, but by itself, won't do that much.


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Yes ... hamstrings, calves, achilles
 
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