So, here's the thing. In 2008 I started up an exercise and eating regimen that included 1400 calories and 45 minutes of wogging (walk-jogging) a day for 3 months. I dropped almost 30 pounds and over 17 inches overall. Awesome, right? Ok, well near the end of the summer (when I was doing this), my 2-year-old Nike's finally kicked the bucket. The soles were falling off, etc. They were a mess.
So, I went to a proper shoe store (not Payless or Walmart) and was fitted for a pair of Brooks. They felt great in the store. They felt great when I walked around at home with them.
Then, I took them out on the road. After about 4 minutes, the outer part of my feet were KILLING me. I figured I just hadn't broken them in. I persevered. After 2 weeks, the pain was still there when I was outside with them, but never inside. I could even walk on a treadmill with no problems. So, I went and bought some fancy insoles. No help. I even tried my $300 orthotics that I had made in 2007 and rarely wore because they were too thick for all my shoes. That didn't help either. Regardless, I stuck with them and this past Christmas I bought myself the Kinect for xbox. Since my feet sweat and I have hardwood, I had to wear my shoes to exercise. Lo-and-behold, those damn shoes feel fine until I start to exercise in them. Then, the outsides of my feet ACHE like someone's smashing them with hammers.
At Christmas 2008, I bought a pair of work shoes from Mark's Workwear House and have been wearing them for everything. I could walk for blocks with them on pavement, in the bush, whatever. But they're so old now and so worn out that my feet slip in them when I'm walking. I wore them 2 weeks ago for a 20 minute walk and the balls of my feet were burnt from slipping so much afterward.
Over Easter, I bought a pair of New Balance. They're extra wides and they are so comfortable around the house. I went on a 6 km hike this past weekend and they were fine through the trails.
But, get them on to pavement and within 4 or 5 minutes, I'm having the same problems as before! I just got back from a 20 minute walk and near the end, I was debating on whether I should actually crawl home.
I, obviously, cannot bring the NB's back. They've been through the mud when we went quadding over Easter, they've been through the forest, etc. Insoles didn't help the last time, neither did my orthotics (specifically made for my feet).
I'm at my wit's end. I don't understand why my old, beaten down shoes from Mark's feel fine, but the other ones only hurt when I start walking on the sidewalk.
Does anyone have any ideas?
I do overpronate (i.e. flatfeet) but I have no pain in my ankles, or the inside aspects of my feet. It's the outer aspects, right between the heel and the little toe.