"What shoes should I wear before and after surgery?"
"How do I know if I'm buying a good pair of shoes or not?"
"Should I purchase sport-specific shoes?"
"Are there shoes made for my condition?"
REMINDER: Every person has a unique foot and ankle structure and gait. The below are general recommendations which can vary based on patient foot and ankle types and current problems. I recommend everyone be evaluated by a licensed professional for patient specific recommendations.
Whether a professional athlete, weekend warrior, young athlete, or child if you participate in a sport routinely I recommend sport specific shoes:
1. From the side with force the shoe should bend just behind the toes in the forefoot. A shoe without support with force will bend throughout and may even fold on itself.
Anatomy of a Shoe!