Monday, March 22, 2010

Removing insole is key to wearing non-minimal shoes without pain

This is just a quick update that I felt I needed to share. Since I have embraced the minimal shoe movement, I have been having ankle and arch pain when wearing regular shoes at work. After following the forums at and Minimalist Runner (, I tried removing the inserts or insoles that come with the shoes. This is the exact opposite of orthotics. It allows my arches to do what they need to do, instead of what the shoe maker wants them to do. It also gives me more room in the shoes for my feet to spread out. No pain so far. I still need to get some minimalist work shoes, but this workaround may be acceptable for now. I'm writing this from my iPhone, so I'm not sure how the links will turn out. I'll fix them later.

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