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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Podiatrist's Review of Hoka Bondi 5 & Tor Summit.


Hoka One One 
Two Excellent Podiatrist Recommended Shoes




Hoka One One Bondi 5 Running Shoe




Hoka One One Tor Summit Waterproof Hiking Shoe

These two Hoka One One shoes are an excellent choice for most patients with finicky feet. What makes these two shoes so good are that they both meet the 4 criteria that a shoe needs to be comfortable:

1. A thick, rigid sole with no motion or flexibility. Less motion through painful or sore joints means less inflammation, less swelling and less damage to the joints. All of this translates into less pain! 

2. A wide toebox, which puts less pressure on toes which stops or slows the progression of bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, corns. 

3. Rearfoot control. If you are walking in shoes without rearfoot control you are scrunching down your toes to stay in the shoe and that promotes hammertoes, bunions, tired leg syndrome as well as knee, hip and lower back discomfort. 

4. Arch support. Both of these shoes can accommodate custom-molded orthotics or a good over-the-counter arch supports, which helps prevent knee, hip and lower back discomfort as well as to and slow the progression of bunions, hammertoes, and tendonitis.  

These shoes are recommended for patients with:
*Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
*Mild to moderate bunions
*Hammertoes
*Morton's Neuromas
*Metatarsalgia
*Capsulitis
*Sesamoiditis
*Hallux Limitus
*Functional Hallux Limitus
*Hallux Rigidus
*Osteoarthritis
*Peroneal Tendonitis (wear with orthotics or arch support) 
*PT Tendonitis (wear with orthotics or arch support) 
*Mild Achilles Tendonitis
*History of Lisfranc's Injuries (wear with orthotics or arch support) 
*Plantar Plate Issues   


These shoes are not recommended for patients with:
*Diabetes with history of Ulcerations
*Charcot Foot
*Drop Foot 
*Severe Achilles Tendonitis (you need a shoe with less cushion and more stability - like a New Balance 928 or 1540)
*Not for Geriatric patients with muscle weakness, instability or severe balance issues (they need a lighter shoe with more stability such as New Balance 813 with velcro strapping).


Check with your podiatrist to see if these shoes are appropriate for you if you have: 
*Rheumatoid Arthritis
*Diabetes


For more information, please refer to these other articles:

Shoe recommendations for patients recovering from Lisfranc's injuries



I hope this was helpful! 

Dr. Cathleen McCarthy

:)



13 comments:

Rdill said...

Have you evaluated the B zees? I've been following your blog for several years now, and your generous sharing of your recommendations has been se helpful! I just tried the B Zees Zola boot - it is adorable, but also one of the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn (but only purchased today). They are reasonably priced, have high arch support, thick and rigid soul, cushioned, and amazingly light weight. I'd love to hear your review!

Groomy said...

I have to tell everybody, these shoes are like rock, these are simply amazing! Very strong grip and sole. And secondly, these look super-hot with my Carbon38 sports bras. People keep asking me in the gym from where I got my workout gear from. It feels great!

Doctor of Podiatry Discusses and Recommends Shoes. said...

Hi Rdill,
Some of the B Zees are great, but some aren't so good. As long as you get the B Zees with soles that are thick, rigid and non-flexible and have rearfoot control - they are excellent.
Thanks for your kind words and thank you for reading the blog!
Cathy
:)

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Uncle saff said...

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DawnM said...

I am so glad to have found your blog! At age 62 I was just diagnosed with Freiberg's infraction (2nd metatarsal). There isn't much helpful information out there and its very discouraging.

I don't see Freiberg's listed in the conditions for recommended shoes. If the shoes are good for metatarsalgia would they also be best for Freiberg's?

My doctor generically suggested Brooks brand. I am living in brand new Brooks Adrenaline GTS and still limp.

Many thanks for your help!