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Thread: Recommend a Shoe for Heel Injury
10-10-2013, 09:06 AM #1
Recommend a Shoe for Heel Injury
I'm currently suffering from a heel injury due to repetitive impact on my heel, probably due to lunging a lot. I'm wondering if any one has had such injury and if there is a particular shoe that is very good for heel strikes. The pain in my heel is right at the back of the heel.
Also, I have wide feet which my current Yonex shoes are designed for. Hopefully any recommendations will be suitable for wider feet too.
Many thanks in anticipation!
10-10-2013, 09:56 AM #2
You can try Victor SH8500. It's excellent for wide feet and the cushion and stabilisation at the heel area is great. Also the SC4 is a great shoe. After my experience with Yonex shoes I would recommend Victor if it comes to durability. IMO newer Yonex shoes with the thin upper material feels a bit more comfortable.
10-10-2013, 10:33 AM #3
I'm not too concerned with durability as my shoes for some reason tend to last forever, I've had my current pair for 6 years now and they still look relatively new! My may concern is whether the heel cushion is good enough. I'll probably still put a softer insole to help (although it will slow me down) but I'd rather have a shoe that is designed well for the heel strike.
10-10-2013, 10:36 AM #4
10-10-2013, 10:40 AM #5
8500 I had trouble fitting my wide feet in them. And there's not that much more cushioning than the 9000 I had for almost a year.
Just got a pair of A850, a tad heavier than 9000, but much better cushioning front and heel.
Throw in a pair of Spenco Total Support Max insoles and wear a pair of thick RKEP EX3 technical socks and your feet will thank you (and me) a thousand times.
10-10-2013, 11:05 AM #6
pcll99, I can't remember but they're quite old, I'll find out for you later.
Does the heel feel softer on impact than the SH8500 and SH9000?
I think the area on my heel that strikes the ground first and takes the heaviest impact is not the underside of my heel, but the back edge of my foot. I'm also not sure if I'm pronating/suprinating my foot either as the outer part of the heel hurts more than the inner side (right foot only).
I'm tempted to try some running shoes as the heel cushion is much much softer, although there is very little support laterally....
10-10-2013, 11:12 AM #7
10-10-2013, 11:21 AM #8
Have a look at mizuno wave bolt 2. Not really badminton shoes per se, but offers good cushioning with lotsa breathable mesh. Works like a charm for me as I perspire quite a fair bit.
And yes, I have wide feet and a heel injury akin to yours, albeit on a lesser scale.
That said, do check out them mizunos.
10-11-2013, 02:56 AM #9
10-11-2013, 05:44 AM #10
10-15-2013, 08:16 PM #11
I'm thinking if it's 6 yrs old it might be time regardless to get a new pair, and get the cushy insole visor suggested and some thicker socks. I haven't made the switch to a diff insole yet but the thicker sock is working for me so far.
It might feel like it's okay but guaranteed once you put on a newer pair they will be like night an day.
How often do you play per week?
10-16-2013, 11:21 AM #12
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10-16-2013, 06:23 PM #13
10-16-2013, 07:42 PM #14
One problem with shoes that old (6 yrs!) is that the rubber cushion material degrades over time and becomes less effective, even if not worn. So, I think your heels deserve better.
10-17-2013, 07:44 AM #15