Physical Therapist Jeff Castiglione Responds:
I would highly recommend the use of a proper fitting pair of sneakers when you perform your exercises. They will provide the necessary support for this type of activity.
It sounds like you need a proper fitting for your sneakers, and I would recommend a custom fitting from somewhere like Fleet Feet or Sneaker Advantage. They will do a full assessment of your foot and gait and will give a recommendation for the type of sneaker you should use.
Their sneakers do not cost any more than elsewhere, but keep in mind that they only sell high-quality sneakers. Expect a cost of approx. $100.
— Jeff Castiglione, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Jeff is the manager of AthletiCare - Amherst, which provides Physical Therapy and Sports Training and Injury Prevention services in Amherst, NY.
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