New Shoes, new aches

Hi all :)

Having been plagued with hip pains I recently had my gait measured (again) and was advised that I need different types of running shoes. Previous analysis showed that I over pronate, most recent showed that I did not (go figure)! Anyway my running shoes were getting old so thought try some shiny new ones, see if my silly hips got any better, happy to report my hips are great :) , however my calves are so much more painful :( . Silly question but is this normal going from a shoe with support to a more neutral shoe?

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  • I agree a good sports Physio will be able to tell you what your gait is. Also standing on paper with wet feet making an imprint of your weighted foot will do the same so I'm reliably told. !!!!!

  • I have been informed by my podiatrist that this doesn't always work! I did the wet feet test and thought I was flat footed, and when I mentioned this to my podiatrist she said that I wasn't flat footed, but I had a 'fatty arch'! I think I preferred thinking I was flat footed! I wonder if my arches are responsible for the extra 10 lbs I'm carrying ;)

  • Fatty arches... whatever next lol

    Thank you ;)

  • Many thanks I will see how these shoes go and if need be use the link you provided :)

    My last assessment was rather thorough to be honest I just didnt expect the new shoes to "wake up" my calves

  • If you think you have an actual problem, then getting a referral to a podiatrist might also be worth while...

  • Thanks guys I will see if its just niggles as my legs get used to not having the same level of support through my feet. This running lark is frustrating :)

  • I bought my first ever running shoes a few weeks ago having had gait analysis etc. I had been running in an old pair of ordinary trainers before that and the first run in my new shoes caused aches to the back of my calves. I put it down to running in a slightly different way now these shoes were supporting/correcting my running style. Every run since has been pain free. Hopefully the same for you ;)

  • Thanks Paul I'm only 2 runs in on the new shoes I need to give it a while, also im upping my distances so it quite possibly could be that too. Hopefully it will improve. Thanks again ;)

  • Hope so, Steve. Good luck ;)

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