How to combat.
K-Swiss Tubes are probably not the best shoes for running in as the soles are very squishy and even with orthotics/arch supports in them, they will most likely still allow you to overpronate which will aggravate your shinsplints. Custom orthotics are supposed to remove the need for shoes with built in arch support, so get yourself a good reasonably firm soled neutral shoe to put your insoles into.
My first suggestion would be to try the Brooks Ghost, as that's what worked for me last year with almost exactly the same problem. I'd run in Asics Cumulus for years with very few problems, but developed a roaring case of posterior shinsplints after just ONE weeny little 7 mile run in a brand new pair of K-Swiss Tubes I'd bought to try out.
Returning to my usual Asics didn't make the problem go away and a very knowledgeable chap at my local running shop suggested the Brooks as the soles are stiffer and wouldn't allow as much stretching of the inflamed ligaments. it worked as a temporary fix - helped my legs but the shoes hurt my feet, and I ended up getting fitted for custom orthotics which allowed me to get back to running in the Asics I love so much...
Football isn't running, its hitting things with your feet. Damage assured. Eventually.
Every middle aged guy I know who has buggered up feet, ankles and knees has played football.
Goes with the territory.
work on lots of balancing (on 1 leg, foot rolled out to neutral, standing tall for 30-40 secs blasts) especially when hanging out in theatre, functional glut stuff when you're at home and build upto a minute worth of bent knee calf raises.
No over night fix, but give it a good 3 weeks or so....
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