Running Shoe Book Q&A

Running Shoe Book Q&A

Ankle-Foot
Thanks to the team at FSR (Federal Staffing Resources) for a great interview about our book! 1. Picking out the right athletic shoes. Such an interesting topic to tackle. What originally got you interested in studying this subject? Though I had worked with collegiate and professional runners for several years, it wasn't until I started working with the military that the issue of shoe selection really presented as a problem. When I began working with the Marines, I observed that some running-related injuries didn't always respond to sports medicine treatments as I would have expected. Having dealt with my own challenges with finding the right shoes (I have two different feet!) I discovered that some of the tips I'd picked up in my learning process were helpful for my clients. 2. You’ve…
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Are my shoes (or boots) causing blisters?

Are my shoes (or boots) causing blisters?

Ankle-Foot, Running, Tactical
Question: Are my shoes (or boots) causing blisters? A common cause of blisters is shoes or boots that are too tight or too loose. One of our clients is a "seasonal" runner who routinely starts training for his annual running/physical fitness test about two months out. This year, he began noticing blisters on his pinky toes.  Though he ramped up his miles abruptly (going from 0 to 15 miles per week…in 2 weeks),  he denied experiencing foot blisters since way back in boot camp. He had, however, bought a new pair of shoes for his upcoming physical fitness test. Answer: Check the shoe’s liner 1. Remove the liner insert from the shoe and stand on it. The size and shape of the liner should match your foot all the way around.…
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