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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Podiatrist Recommended - Nike Air Huarache and Nike Monarch!

Podiatrist Recommended

Nike Air Huarache
and 
Nike Monarch
Nike Air Huarache


Nike Air Huarache

Nike Monarch

Nike Monarch

What makes these Nike shoes so good are that they meet the 4 criteria required to make a shoe Podiatry approved:

1. They have a thick, rigid and non-flexible sole which is the most important thing to consider when you are shopping for comfortable shoes. Less motion through painful joints means less pain, less inflammation and less damage to those joints. A soft or flexible soled shoe is horrible for your feet because it offers no support and allows excessive motion through your joints, which can cause degenerative joint disease, bunions, hammertoes, fractures, tendon injuries, and many more foot maladies. 

2. A wide toe box, which is important because any pressure on the toes can cause bunions, hammertoes, corns, ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, blisters, and Morton's Neuromas. 

3. Rearfoot control, which is important because less motion through the rearfoot structures decreases your risk of injury and strain. Flip flops, which have no rearfoot control, forces the wearer to grip down with the toes and this promotes hammertoes as well as a multitude of other foot and ankle issues. It can also increase strain on the knees, hips and lower back.

4. Although this shoe doesn't have arch support, it will accommodate a custom-molded orthotic or a good over-the-counter insert, which you should be able to get from your local Podiatrist. 

These shoe are recommended for people with:
*Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
*Hallux Limitus (limited motion through the 1st toe joint)
*Functional Hallux Limitus (limited motion through the 1st toe joint when you are functioning/weight-bearing)
*Hallux Rigidus (No motion through 1st toe joint)
*Morton's Neuroma
*Metatarsalgia
*Sesamoiditis
*Mild Tailor Bunion 
*Mild Bunions
*Mild Hammertoes
*Osteoarthritis
*Mild to Moderate Degenerative Joint Disease 
*Mild Over-Pronation (wear arch support)
*Mild Hypermobility (try a Nike high-top basketball shoe with a rigid sole, which they usually have)
*Mild Tendonitis
*Mild Achille's Tendonitis

These shoes are not recommended for people with: 
*Charcot Foot
*History of Foot Ulcerations
*Lymphedema 

Check with your Podiatrist if you have:
*Diabetes
*Peripheral Neuropathy (nerve damage)
*Peripheral Arterial Disease (poor circulation)
*Previous Lisfranc's Joint Injury 
*Ankle Instability 

I hope this was helpful and thank you for reading the blog! 

For more information about comfortable shoes, please check out my other articles:

My Feet Hurt! Top 10 Things to do to Alleviate Foot Pain Today.

Shoe Recommendations for Patients Recovering from Lisfranc Injuries. 


Have a great day!

Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy

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