Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?



  • @OJsakila that’s why the sole in the Vans I described above are so perfect! They’re like the mullet of skate shoes; business up front / pure comfort in the back!



  • Okay nobody laugh at me!!!!! (Also I personally refuse to purchase a selfie stick, so the view is handheld and a little rough)

    Off Road testing

    Pavement Surfing

    New Shoes, New Board



  • @a_onekatie So, I've been riding for a couple of years now, a + and an XR, combined miles around 2400, and I tried some Nike SB board shoes about a year ago and had a really bad experience. I normally wear Nike Air Max shoes and the SBs hurt after 5 mins on the board. I swapped in some comfort insoles, but it didn't help. I used them for a couple of weeks thinking over time they would improve, but they didn't. Walking in them was fine, however. While my Nike Air Maxes would cause cramping after 20 mins or so, I found that by carving more, bending my legs more, and rolling my feet side to side occasionally, the cramping could be avoided.

    So, looking for the Van's 112 Mid Pros in my size and I could only find the same color @a_onekatie had, which wouldn't suit me, until I found these, like a black with dark maroon stripes. They even had 10% off your first order, so got them pretty cheap.

    Here's hoping the mid tops along with the claimed comfort insoles will work with my, obviously, not flat feet!



  • @OneDan Nice! Hope they work out for you too!

    said in Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?:

    While my Nike Air Maxes would cause cramping after 20 mins or so, I found that by carving more, bending my legs more, and rolling my feet side to side occasionally, the cramping could be avoided.

    Yeah, I am definitely finding that I experience the most discomfort when I'm trying to maintain control of the board vs. just going with the flow of things. I'm sure a big part of it is just the learning curve and also that I need to build up most of those muscles.



  • @a_onekatie said in Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?:

    and also that I need to build up most of those muscles

    This for sure. I was trying to ride backwards the other day (I've never been able to on any type of board) for a serious 30 minute session along a fence for support. I felt like I'd never ridden a board in my life, much less a OneWheel (and I do over 12 miles a day on my XR). I had planned to do that, then take off for a normal ride, but my feet/ankles/calves were really sore afterwards. Just shows that there are different muscles in the back and front feet that need to be built up. I am determined this time to learn to ride backwards, but I'm going to set up my + with lower tire pressure and mission mode for those practice sessions and keep my XR set up for my normal fun rides.

    Will post back once I get the new shoes and have a chance try them out on a few rides.



  • @OneDan

    I just started using these the past two days from our thrift shop - riding faster and longer with no cramping.

    I'm getting a lot of looks . . . pretty sure it's my new super-rad awesome skills.

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  • @Kielanders I have these too but I only wear one on my backfoot. I don't need the other one.



  • LMAO you guys!!!! Pics PLEASE!



  • @Kielanders said in Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?:

    @OneDan

    I just started using these the past two days from our thrift shop - riding faster and longer with no cramping.

    I'm getting a lot of looks . . . pretty sure it's my new super-rad awesome skills.

    gogo.jpg

    do they have an integrated knee pad?



  • Ok, back to topic:

    @a_onekatie said in Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?:

    @OneDan Nice! Hope they work out for you too!

    So, I got the Vans 112 Mid Pro's, tried them out on a short ride last night to make sure they didn't hurt my feet like the Nike SBs, but they were super comfy. I think it's due to the cush pad insoles.

    So, took them out on a 13 mile ride this morning and I (ok, @a_onekatie ) found my new boarding shoes! I got a bit less numbing, which I easily warded off by rolling my feet side to side and carving more. However, no cramps and I never left the board the entire trip. Well, I almost left the board when I accidentally popped out of the tire track on a hard pack dirt road, went off into the weeds almost a foot, but the shoes stuck to the board and I recovered just before I was about to bail . . . Success! LOL

    Here's some pics going about 10 mph down the sidewalk. You can see my stance matches my post in the "stance" thread. :) I like the way the sidewalk looks so smooth as it goes by due to the speed.

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    And . . . back off topic, I almost tried these:

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  • @Kielanders

    WANT. do they come in orange, too? i like to change it up here and there.



  • @OneDan said in Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?:

    purple boots.jpg

    I... I can't even imagine walking in those things...

    Why would you make shoes so hard to walk in???



  • @DreamTour said in Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?:

    I... I can't even imagine walking in those things...

    Yeah, but the heel lift would be so easy!



  • @DreamTour said in Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?:

    @OneDan said in Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?:

    purple boots.jpg

    I... I can't even imagine walking in those things...

    Why would you make shoes so hard to walk in???

    those shoes aint made for walking



  • @b0ardski said in Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?:

    those shoes aint made for walking

    Then WTF are they made fo..... OOOOOOHHHHHH!



  • @OneDan said in Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?:

    So, took them out on a 13 mile ride this morning and I (ok, @a_onekatie ) found my new boarding shoes!

    Woohoo!



  • @b0ardski said in Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?:

    @DreamTour said in Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?:

    @OneDan said in Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?:

    purple boots.jpg

    I... I can't even imagine walking in those things...

    Why would you make shoes so hard to walk in???

    those shoes aint made for walking

    They're waders, made to trophy fish for idiot blowhard alpha males.



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  • Strong endorsement for hi-tops. The ankle support did considerably reduce cramping in the back foot and make it much easier for ever so slight but massively relieving foot adjustments.

    Started out with NikeSB low-tops. Foot cushioning was great but lots of cramping and difficulty doing slight foot adjustments.

    Also, some food for thought. Am finding that these boards are really made for carving, not straight line-ing. Introducing even a slight carve into my riding did a lot to reduce cramping further.



  • @steak said in Hi-Tops For Foot Cramping?:

    Introducing even a slight carve into my riding did a lot to reduce cramping further.

    I discovered this a couple of months into OW riding, though now I carve almost all the time . . . it's just more fun. :) Also, rolling your feet side to side every so often, even just a little, can help relieve cramping.

    The Nike SB low-tops were my first attempt at using skater type shoes and they caused my feet more pain than my regular Nike Air Max shoes. I even tried adding comfort soles. I'm sure everyone is different. The Vans 112 Mid Pros work for me (amazingly well), so I think it's whatever you find that is comfortable for you when riding.


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