Arch pain, numb toes due to new shoes...

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13/02/2013 at 22:40


I recently changed my trainers from Ascis (Kinsei 3) to Adidas (Glide 5) following gait analysis at my local Sweat Shop. I mentioned that I suffer from archillies tendonitis every now and then, hence why I was recommended that I change...

Anyway, since day 1 i have had arch pain in my left foot, and numb toes in both. Also, my front of shin also aches. Just been for a 6mile run, and my left foot is sore, and its 3 hrs later.

Will my body adjust? Or have they recommended the wrong pair of shoes?

PSC    pirate
13/02/2013 at 22:52
No. Don't wear them and go back to the shop. Either wrong shoes or wrong size. Shoes don't hurt when new.
14/02/2013 at 10:50


As I suspected, they come with a 30 day guarentee so will make full use of that.

So annoying that you invest money and time getting the right footwear, only for them to cause more harm than the previous ones that were only fit for the bin.


15/02/2013 at 15:56

As PSC said. But also, did you ever have any problems (excluding the occaisional achilles tendonitis) with your original Kinsei's.  If the answer is no and you've always had them before, stick with them.

If you want a proper gait analysis, go and see a professional, not a salesman.

Kind regards, 


15/02/2013 at 16:00

The issues I had previously were:-



Big toe hurt when increasing distance

and ITBS

So for with these shoes, i've not experinced any of these but then again, i've only had them two weeks. I'm going to go out for an hour tonight with the laces a bit looser (excuse grammer), if they still cause problems then I'll be heading back to SS tomorrow at 9am 

15/02/2013 at 16:02

Personally I find Adidas shoes very narrow for my wide feet so maybe that is an issue.

As others have said, if your old shoes worked for you then just buy more of the same.

15/02/2013 at 16:06


My feet are v narrow, so these actually fit me better than my previous ones (although my arches might beg to differ!)

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