But there is always an exception.
|Dear Mom and Dad: WTF?!|
|Medial posting = support|
While some suckers can get away with only needing the support of a shoe, others (such as myself) need to double-up. I'm talking about orthotics + a supportive shoe. When I get the combination of orthotic and shoe correct, I am able to run long distances without much pain. However, if my support is even slightly off, it gets ugly. My knees hurt from too much support. My hip hurts from not having enough support. High-heels are my shoe of choice because they give amazing arch support. Too bad I can't run in them...
So when it comes to minimalist shoes, I'm not jumping on the bandwagon. I am a maximalist, through and through, and no matter how much I try to "train" my feet by sauntering around the city in flip-flops during the summer, it always ends the same way - at my chiropractor's office. Therefore, I'll keep my orthotics and thank my parents for trying to "correct" me at a young age. Perhaps some things were never meant to be mended after all.