Podiatrists are seeing an increase in so-called ‘expensive sneaker disease’
Expensive sneaker disease: the phenomenon of people suffering foot injuries from wearing inappropriate footwear for the activities they wish to perform.
And more often, fashion is to blame.
Lewis Citroen, a podiatrist from Melbourne’s, says previously, there was a trend toward minimalist running shoes.
That has now been replaced by the “casual use of running shoes”, which he says is totally fine.
It’s the inverse – the wearing of casual shoes for physical activity – which is a huge, and potentially dangerous, problem.
The three most common issues he sees are
- Sneakers with a low pitch (which increases the load on the Achilles and calf)
- Sneakers with the wrong width (a leading cause of corns, calluses and bunions)
- Unstable footwear (can be aggravated by activities requiring quick changes of direction)
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