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    I believe that the reason people are flat footed are because they havenít or need work on their footwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate_12 View Post
    I believe that the reason people are flat footed are because they havenít or need work on their footwork.
    What do you mean by this?

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    Ask yourself this. What's wrong with being flat footed?? Basically your just not there in time? or that your i guess coming in too late.
    Now if you work on your footwork, you could improve and possibly even get out of that habit.
    We were all once there and have past experiences of this.
    So I guess this was mine.

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    Flat feet gives you less stability than that of a normal foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate_12 View Post
    Ask yourself this. What's wrong with being flat footed?? Basically your just not there in time? or that your i guess coming in too late.
    Now if you work on your footwork, you could improve and possibly even get out of that habit.
    We were all once there and have past experiences of this.
    So I guess this was mine.
    It seems to me that you are talking about being out of position, "being caught flat footed" and they are talking about a medical condition where your foot has almost no arch.

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    i guess it does disadvantage you to a lesser extent. btw im talking about the shallow arch i have, not being caught flat footed.

    flat footedness means less stability and being slightly slower in lunging for a shot.

    this may mean that one has to work harder to get to the same shot hence more energy expended, this is worse for those who are heavier; extra fatigue.

    i wear indoor trainers with extra arch support (asics) and put in specialist shock absorption insoles (sorbothane) to lessen the fatigue i feel when playing.

    does ayone have any special advice for those with flat feet in terms of playing and footwear?

    thanks

    wai
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    Just wondering if any of the flatfooters here have typical areas of your shoe soles that tend to wear out faster than a normal footer?

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    On my running shoes the outside heel. Badminton isn't affected as much as it's more stay on your toes. Although having just looked at my old shoes they're still more worn on the outside heel as well. Being flat footed causes overpronation, hence the increased wear on the outside of the heel.

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    Ok so ive been flat footed all my life and i could never understand why my i would get re-occuring ankle sprains and why my knee kept on hurting or either why i was so bad at balancing and long jump.
    I found out late last year since i visited a physio, since all of the doctors ive visted couldnt detect the problem i have.
    so I got prescribed Custom othotics and continued to play badminton.
    during sessions my knee pain will start to accumulate and i would have to sit out.
    I also find that i am not be able to turn and sashay around the court fast enough.
    I hate these disadvantages, and i am glad that i'm not the only one.
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    I'm flat footed but I find that if I wear sport socks (The ones where they have elastic cotton to tide your mid-foot and extra cushioning), it feels and fits very nicely inside badminton shoes. But my feets are pretty sweaty... Anyway to counter that?

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    I play with a bloke who is flatfooted and it doesn't seem to be much of a problem for him. We both started around the same time and we are of similar skill now.

    I guess it's like anything, if you are naturally gifted there isn't much that can hold you back.

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    I always thought this thread asking when you play badminton, are you a flat foot or not. And I always thought the definition for flat-foot is whenever the bird is on the other side, you'll tend to relax and just flat your foot on the ground. Instead of the hill being off the ground so you have a better reaction and shorter time to take off from your spot to the bird.
    Because I was told that on your toe when playing. But of course, only when I'm in the mood of aggresive play. if not then yes I am a flat foot player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemcat View Post
    I'm flat footed but I find that if I wear sport socks (The ones where they have elastic cotton to tide your mid-foot and extra cushioning), it feels and fits very nicely inside badminton shoes. But my feets are pretty sweaty... Anyway to counter that?
    u can also try sorbothane insoles to help absorb impact and wear nike dri fit socks to reduce sweating

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    Just read a runnning shoe magazine and come across such a website about choosing shoe. Very informative where it shows the pronation type.
    http://www.runnersworld.com/article/...7727-0,00.html
    Generally speaking, it acts about the same way. After some reading, you will find that basically indoor shoes are good for gripping on the floor, allows more friction thus allows us to have more control. However, because manufacturer, generally speaking produces 'mass-volume' for average majority, thus the insole is suitable for neutral foot sole, not a good insole for flat-footed or over-arching foot. My recommendation is that, replace the insole which suited your foot best. You feet will find having a better grip on the floor, as well as comfortable feeling from the insole.
    Yes, I read some readers has blisters or some 'toe'-free rooms when wearing shoes. Just dont wear thin socks. Choose a shoe which suits your feet more, if you have broader size in the front of your feet, you can choose brands that has broader size, like brooks. Just to share some experience.

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    I heard that some adidas shops do helps client to check for suitabilty !

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    haha im flat footed but am in z national tean......muahahhahahhahahahahhahhah


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    I'm flat-footed but that hasn't stopped me in any sports (badminton, soccer, basketball, etc) . I'm faster and more agile than most of my peers. In badminton, I don't step fully on my feet. I move around on my front soles most of the time. Thus, the front of my shoes' outsoles wear out most of the time. I think one's athlete is more important than anything else. I run on the treadmill 4 to 5 times a week, spending at least 45 mins each time, running at least 5 miles.

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