Friday, November 6, 2009

The outside heel of my shoes are being worn down really badly, why?

The heel of my shoes are always being worn down really badly. It is not the entire heel, it is the outside part of the heel. So the shoe from the back looks like \ angled. The right side heel still touches the ground but the left side of the heal does not touch the ground anymore. Also I am always getting huge holes in my socks in the heel area. Even when I darn them I will eventually get holes in my heels

And this is for every pair of shoes I have, new or old eventually the left side of the heel breaks down...why?

The outside heel of my shoes are being worn down really badly, why?
It's because of the way your body is 'built' and hence, the way you walk. It's called pronation. I understand the uneven wear of the soles of your shoes. If I understand correctly, the 'inside' of each shoe heel wears, right? That generally means that you're rolling your ankles inward, or 'toward' each other. I wear out the outside corner of my right shoe; I'm what is known as a 'heel striker'. You may want to see a podiatrist; they specialize in feet and will be able to diagnose any abnormality. He/she may determine that orthotics may be helpful in correcting your gait...spend the extra money and have a physician 'make' custom orthotics for you...if they're needed.

Generally the over-the-counter shoe lifts don't really work as well as custom ones. The doctor will have you make a plaster mold of your foot/feet and will send the mold to a lab where they will make shoe inserts (orthotics) that you will wear in all of your shoes.

I admire you if you darn your socks...generally, darning 'invites' blisters!

Getting your body (skeletal structure) properly alligned should not only 'save' your shoes, but can improve your over-all physical health.

Good luck.
Reply:Because when you walk, you seem to step on that side of the heel like you wish to smash it and kill it xD try walking with pressure on all of the heel, to start with. Actually, you should aim for walking without slamming your heel to the ground so much. Don't your feet hurt from that kind of walk? Well if they don't then don't worry so much about it, there are TONS of people who walk like that and if it's a habit hard to change then don't beat yourself up about it.
Reply:If it is happening to every pair of shoes you own, chances are it is the way you walk.
Reply:usually that has to do with the way you walk or possibly your legs being different lengths... more work on the left side of ur body. see a podiatrist, or ne doctor abotu it and they could possibly tell you to get insoles or lifts in ur shoes to help it
Reply:it is the way you walk. solution... you may need to go to some place that sells insoles that help lift the left side of your heel.

chiropracters can also help you get a very substantial pair of insoles for shoes. they are made to transfer from one pair shoes to another. they are more expensive but they are very good.
Reply:you might have very low arches. I have flat feet and it causes my shoes to wear weird. Not to mention foot pain. What you can do is go to a podiatrist and have specially made orthotics. They are inserts that go in your shoes that are specially molded for your feet and will correct the problem of how your shoes wear because they will lift your arches causing the way you distribute the weight on your feet differently
Reply:You are walking on that should see a chiropractor, your hips may not be in line..they do make inserts for shoes just for that mom does the same thing.
Reply:You should get evaluated by a podiatrist. He/she can watch you walk and determine the reason why you wear out the outside of your left heel more than the right. There could be a lot of reasons and one of them could be that one leg is longer than the other. Meaning the left leg might be short and the right leg longer. So your body compensates by "trying" to make the L lef longer by turning the foot out which "lengthens" the L leg thereby you would wear out the L outside heel a lot more. We normally hit "rolled in" meaning we hit on the outside of our heel and then roll in, but you likely have some difference in length of both legs. Please get that checked out - you may need some custum orthotics to balance out the way you walk. Hope this helps!
Reply:It's from the way you walk. Some people are "heel strikers" meaning that as they walk the heel of the foot always hit first. At the same time your foot is not landing flat, but is rolled somewhat to the outside.

So that's where the wear will show up: on the heel, outside edge.


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