Walking Shoes

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Bean Counter, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Bean Counter

    Bean Counter Yellow Belt

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    I'm not an aspiring mma fighter, athlete, or anything like that. I just want to get in good shape. I'm too much of a wimp to run, so I've been doing the following for one hour:

    1. eliptical
    2. stationary bike
    3. walking real fast on the treadmill at a steep incline

    I have no problem with the first two, but I think I get my best workout with #3. The problem is my foot/ankle hurts when I do that, and I limp for about a week because of it. Are there some kind of shoes designed for walking real fast uphill? I've been using running shoes, but they're pretty old. Do I need new running shoes, or are there new walking shoes I could buy? Thanks.
     
  2. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    You could get Birkenstocks. And no, I am not shitting you. The original Birkenstock footbed puts your feet at a slight angle so it encourages calf strength and proper balance.
     
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    I went to the Birkenstock web page, and there are seven different kinds of men's Birkenstock shoes. Is there one particular type that you think would be best? Thanks for the reply. By the way, it's just one of my feet that hurts when I do this exercise, not both. I don't know if that makes any difference or not.
     
  4. daigoro

    daigoro I'll see you in heII!!!

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    A weird problem. Have any prior injuries on that leg? Anyhow, if an exercise hurts you probably shouldnt do it especially since its counterproductive to your stated goal. Have you tried other cardio exercises like rowing machine or stairclimber? Or maybe cut down from 1 hour walking to a shorter time. See how long it takes before you feel pain.
     
  5. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Shouldn't matter what design you get, the footbed is the same shape and provides the same support.
     
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    A typical pair of running shoes should be replaced after approximately 500 miles of running...depending on other factors (make/model of shoe, terrain that you train on, body weight etc.). You will also wear out your shoe much quicker if you use it for daily wear.
     

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