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High Cut joggers/runners/sports shoes

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by cica-mica, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. cica-mica

    cica-mica Member

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    Hi All,

    One of my client is looking for "High Cut" sports shoes for modification.

    He has a Hx of ulcer on his R/5th base of met, originally fracture, and he has inverted foot and gait. He currently wears medical grade footwear (high cut) and modified joggers (low cut). He feels more secure for the medical grade high cut boots, but too heavy to drive and daily exercise.

    He now looks for his 3rd pair and wondering if he can find high cut joggers. The medical grade footwear practitioner agreed that if he can find a good pair of joggers with high cut, he can save the cost.

    I try to find @ some big brands, but can not find any high cut with normal joggers, except boxing shoes.

    Does somebody know where is available the high cut joggers in Australia?

  2. You are not likely to find high-top shoe (i.e. a boot) specifically designed for running in, as people (other than the military) generally don't use boots to run in. Maybe think outside the box a little and try a basketball shoe. Basketball involves lots of running in addition to jumping , stopping & turning. This is probably your best bet.
  3. Paulo Silva

    Paulo Silva Active Member

  4. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    There is another way around the problem, it wont look pretty but it should work and that is to get an ankle extension sewn on to the runner of your choice?
    Or the better looking one is a leather ankle brace brace that fits down into the shoe, l have done a few of these for the ladies and seemed to be happy with the look and the best of all, it transfers from shoe to shoe.

    l have done a couple of the ankle extensions drag way racers(motor bikes) when rules on height of boot was changed and they are hard to make nice looking l would go with the internal leather ankle brace
  5. cica-mica

    cica-mica Member

    Thanks Paulo & David,

    Paulo, I have looked the site for shoe, and will pass it to himself and the boots maker.

    David, the thing is....he has DM neuropathy an obesity. Also his forefoot is adducted significantly and the styloid process is very prominent. I wonder the ankle brace is strong enough to support his gait...

    Thanks anyway.
  6. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    l am making one of the braces for a client l will take a photo and put it up for you to see.
    This type of brace only has reference to the ankle, it may well help with the adduction's but that is not it main aim, as for the obesity, the item is custom made, as far as enough support it will give as much if not more than a high cut runner.
    If extra support is needed you can build in some support very easily
  7. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    Here is a picture of the type of brace l have just finished for a client.
    He has just started at a gym to help loose weight but is having problems with his weak left ankle. Hope it helps you out.


    As you can see it fits into his existing runner with no problems
  8. cica-mica

    cica-mica Member

    Thank you very much, David.

    I will show the information to him and the med grade footwear practitioner.

    Thanks again
  9. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    This should be a nice commission, LOL, let us know how it pans out for your client

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