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    Quote Originally Posted by BennyC View Post
    I'm flat footed as well and i had these pains near my ankles, probabaly frm all the pressure when i lunge but in anycase, after playing..i'll hurt for a while.

    My solution:

    After consulting Sir Dinkalots review on Superfeet i thought id give it a try ( green performance ones) and after 3 sessions, my pain was no more. I believe not only does there insole work wonders but because it has a stiff arch, it forces my feet to arch a little while im playing which makes me balance better and not put as much pressure on my feet.

    Superfeet was a miracle for me =)
    Ooh, I did a program similar to that, it was called "Good-Arch."

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    you guys do know if u are flat footed u can actually fix it.
    its not too diffuclt to restructure or rebuild the arch of your foot. its like getting your muscles bigger and reshaping your body..just takes time and effort.

    #1 get shoes for everyday where which have fantastic arch support or get orthodics from your doctors. (orthodics are inserts which give you big arch support for your shoes)

    #2 if you are using any shoes without good arch support purchase orthodics so that there is never a time when you will have no arch support except for thongs sandles etc.

    #3 do various excersises such as.....get aphone book..lay it flat and stand on the edge of it so its kind of curling under the arch of your foot. and curl your foot as much as u can and hold for up to a minute at a time...do this for 10 minutes each night...overtime your arch will reshape...

    but i must warn u it is quite a painful process. and does take a long time..but its worth it in the end....flat feet are very bad for you in lots of different ways...and in badminton it will not help you 1 bit.

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    41+% of the voters in BC are flat-footed? Well... this does not necessarily mean 41% of badminton players are flat-footed. It just starts the suspicion that many of the flat-footed people are members of BC who mainly just comment/argue/analyze badminton instead of becoming top-notch badminton players in the courts.

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    The main question for all flat feet people. Is your flat feet structural or functional?

    Structural - the angles of the bones in the feet are lower than what it should be
    Functional - something else other than bone such as soft tissue causing the arch not to appear.

    My flat feet are functional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradmyster View Post
    you guys do know if u are flat footed u can actually fix it.
    its not too diffuclt to restructure or rebuild the arch of your foot. its like getting your muscles bigger and reshaping your body..just takes time and effort.

    #1 get shoes for everyday where which have fantastic arch support or get orthodics from your doctors. (orthodics are inserts which give you big arch support for your shoes)

    #2 if you are using any shoes without good arch support purchase orthodics so that there is never a time when you will have no arch support except for thongs sandles etc.

    #3 do various excersises such as.....get aphone book..lay it flat and stand on the edge of it so its kind of curling under the arch of your foot. and curl your foot as much as u can and hold for up to a minute at a time...do this for 10 minutes each night...overtime your arch will reshape...

    but i must warn u it is quite a painful process. and does take a long time..but its worth it in the end....flat feet are very bad for you in lots of different ways...and in badminton it will not help you 1 bit.
    I don't think a flat foot can be cured. I'm born flat footed and it has been like that even after i tried various types of orthotics.



    Recently somebody told me about custom orthotics so I pay a visit to the mentioned 'foot' shop. They measured size and width. Mine was size 11.5 (US) and 4E width. Is there any 4E wide court shoes available? There are also a foot scanner (the results as attached, I was standing more to my left though both are the same actually) to check for load distribution and a digitizer to take the foot shape. Later they'll put it in a software which will come out with the insole design that you need for your foot. The insoles are not those sold in the market but it will be custom made to suit your feet. You can also choose the material you prefer. The insoles can last up to 5 years of constant use according to the shop's orthotics expert.

    I haven't got mine yet as it takes about a week to make the insole, maybe this Thursday it will be ready. Can't wait to try it.

    So far it is the best thing I can do to solve my foot problems. It costs me close to the price of an ARC 10 but I think it is going to be worthwhile...
    Last edited by green.blood; 03-30-2009 at 10:55 AM.

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    If you are trying to buy custom othortics then you have to go to a clinic to buy them not at a shop. Since you have wide feet you should have a look at SHB91 and the SHB200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by green.blood View Post
    I don't think a flat foot can be cured. I'm born flat footed and it has been like that even after i tried various types of orthotics.



    Recently somebody told me about custom orthotics so I pay a visit to the mentioned 'foot' shop. They measured size and width. Mine was size 11.5 (US) and 4E width. Is there any 4E wide court shoes available? There are also a foot scanner (the results as attached, I was standing more to my left though both are the same actually) to check for load distribution and a digitizer to take the foot shape. Later they'll put it in a software which will come out with the insole design that you need for your foot. The insoles are not those sold in the market but it will be custom made to suit your feet. You can also choose the material you prefer. The insoles can last up to 5 years of constant use according to the shop's orthotics expert.

    I haven't got mine yet as it takes about a week to make the insole, maybe this Thursday it will be ready. Can't wait to try it.

    So far it is the best thing I can do to solve my foot problems. It costs me close to the price of an ARC 10 but I think it is going to be worthwhile...
    The New Balance CT653GM comes in a 4E width. I think that it's discontinued but you can still find it around online. It's not specifically a badminton shoe, it's really an indoor tennis shoe. But hey a shoe that fits is better than a badminton specific shoe you can't wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phandrew View Post
    If you are trying to buy custom othortics then you have to go to a clinic to buy them not at a shop. Since you have wide feet you should have a look at SHB91 and the SHB200.
    The shop has an orthotics specialist. Most doctors I went to see would only reccomend certain brand of shoes or insoles. None has really worked so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weinsteinium View Post
    The New Balance CT653GM comes in a 4E width. I think that it's discontinued but you can still find it around online. It's not specifically a badminton shoe, it's really an indoor tennis shoe. But hey a shoe that fits is better than a badminton specific shoe you can't wear.
    Currently I'm using NB indoor shoes as well but as you said they're hard to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradmyster View Post
    you guys do know if u are flat footed u can actually fix it.
    its not too diffuclt to restructure or rebuild the arch of your foot. its like getting your muscles bigger and reshaping your body..just takes time and effort.

    #1 get shoes for everyday where which have fantastic arch support or get orthodics from your doctors. (orthodics are inserts which give you big arch support for your shoes)

    #2 if you are using any shoes without good arch support purchase orthodics so that there is never a time when you will have no arch support except for thongs sandles etc.

    #3 do various excersises such as.....get aphone book..lay it flat and stand on the edge of it so its kind of curling under the arch of your foot. and curl your foot as much as u can and hold for up to a minute at a time...do this for 10 minutes each night...overtime your arch will reshape...

    but i must warn u it is quite a painful process. and does take a long time..but its worth it in the end....flat feet are very bad for you in lots of different ways...and in badminton it will not help you 1 bit.
    Getting mine done as well.

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    Nope, i am not flat footed!
    But it's amazing..,
    42.02% of them are flat footed!
    And only the remaining 57.98% are not..!

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    Quote Originally Posted by green.blood View Post
    Currently I'm using NB indoor shoes as well but as you said they're hard to find.
    Maybe they are back in production, when I looked around, www.racquetballwarehouse.com had them back in stock. I don't know if they ship to the attic but I bought shoes from them before (and more importantly returned shoes without any hassle) and they are a great place to buy indoor court shoes in the US.

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    I tried a bit of muscle tape on the base of the foot to left up the arch and support the foot and there was quite a bit of improvement in my movement. Just make sure you apply it right because if you do it wrong you are more likely to do worse than good.

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    the only problem i have is the fact that every once in a while the good ol' feet begin to get sore and hurt but then again who doesnt that happen to

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    Quote Originally Posted by weinsteinium View Post
    Maybe they are back in production, when I looked around, www.racquetballwarehouse.com had them back in stock. I don't know if they ship to the attic but I bought shoes from them before (and more importantly returned shoes without any hassle) and they are a great place to buy indoor court shoes in the US.
    Got myself a NB 654... similar to 653 i guess. The custom insoles are great. Less strain to my calf and my movements improved. The foot pain reduces significantly. No more 'limping' after the games or the next morning...

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    So badly
    Sometimes it hurts after running and long distant walking
    But flat foot is kind of showing unique because not many people have that.
    I heard that it can be changed to normal foot by exercising and running or
    jogging alot.
    Last edited by wooky; 04-21-2009 at 09:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by green.blood View Post
    Got myself a NB 654... similar to 653 i guess. The custom insoles are great. Less strain to my calf and my movements improved. The foot pain reduces significantly. No more 'limping' after the games or the next morning...
    If you like the 654, you should check out the 653. It looks like the same shoe, but it has a gum rubber sole that should be better for indoor courts.

    And the sole lasted really long. After 6 months there was no visible wear.

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