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shoes and balance

Posted Feb 23 2010 12:23am
Sue2Barb



Joined: 12 Mar 2007
Posts: 12

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:18 pm Post subject: Re: Shoes and Balance

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Hi-

I'm new to the forum and have been diagnosed for 2 years. Just started Requip.

If someone is having trouble with balance and eliptical sway I've found some negative heel shoes that help. They help with posture,too, if you tip forward. (The shoes aren't being marketed with this emphasis because of the current legal environment.) Check it out at www.earth.us They have jogging shoes and everyday shoes.

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marie jonson



Joined: 01 Mar 2007
Posts: 75

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:26 am Post subject:

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Hi! and welcome to the forum. Thanks for posting that website re earth shoes--very interesting! Think I'll check into them -- so do you have a pair, and do you like them? Were they hard to get used to?

Kind regards, Marie
from BC, Canada

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Sue2Barb



Joined: 12 Mar 2007
Posts: 12

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:48 pm Post subject: re: Earth Shoes

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marie jonson wrote:
Hi! and welcome to the forum. Thanks for posting that website re earth shoes--very interesting! Think I'll check into them -- so do you have a pair, and do you like them? Were they hard to get used to?

Kind regards, Marie
from BC, Canada


Hello from North Carolina, Marie. Yes, all I buy are Earth Shoes, now. They make me feel solid on my feet. I have the Energetic jogging shoes, the Pirouette 2 mary janes and some sandles. I called and told their marketing man how the shoes helped me. He already had seen PWP walk better in them and knew. They don't want to make medical claims for the shoes tho, he said. Too much of a legal hassle these days. Pity!

Best regards,
Barb

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gailzr



Joined: 12 Mar 2007
Posts: 10

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:26 am Post subject: earth shoes

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thanks for the info....i have been using SAS shoes;they are deep and very comfy. Two years ago I had a spinal fusion and laminectomy and couldn't walk. It took months AND i COULDN'T FIND SHOES THAT FIT. mY FEET WERE A SIZE 10 W;NOW AN 8 WIDE. SO HERE I COME EARTH SHOES ..THANKS

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Sue2Barb



Joined: 12 Mar 2007
Posts: 12

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:48 pm Post subject: Re: earth shoes

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gailzr wrote:
thanks for the info....i have been using SAS shoes;they are deep and very comfy. Two years ago I had a spinal fusion and laminectomy and couldn't walk. It took months AND i COULDN'T FIND SHOES THAT FIT. mY FEET WERE A SIZE 10 W;NOW AN 8 WIDE. SO HERE I COME EARTH SHOES ..THANKS


Hi--Some of the Earth shoes do come in WIDE, not too many. They are marked special in the catalogue. I hope you find them helpful.

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Sue2Barb



Joined: 12 Mar 2007
Posts: 12

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:07 pm Post subject: Wider Shoes-For gailzr

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There's a new style jogging shoe in Earth shoes that's wider, cooler, lighter weight. It's called "Rocket" and has more toe room, too. The B width seems extra wide to me. (Just got a pair.) You might like them. The www.Earth.us company has been good about exchanges and returns, so far, anyway. Wondering if the Earth shoes did you any good,...

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Franky65



Joined: 15 Oct 2007
Posts: 2

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:48 pm Post subject: Hi

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I wear the nike pegasus shoe.ihave worn this shoe for years because it has been good for me and i believe as long as a shoe is doing the job you should ignore the rating charts and stay with who brung you to the dance.however, there are points that a person needs to know before buying a pair of shoes.1.sizing a shoe you need a thumbs width between the end of the toe and the end of the shoe.2.the shoe should bend where your foot bends.if it does not and you have break the shoe down,this will tire the lower leg out rather quick and effect your running.3.the shoe should fit the contour of your foot.4.your body weight might determine if you need a soft or firm shoe.5.if a person pronates or supanates,in other words if the foot rolls in or out you need a firm shoe or one with a lacing system or wedge that would prevent the foot from rolling.if you find a shoe that meets this needs and you have had success and enjoy your running stay with the shoe

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Clarks & DC Shoes

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teokimhoe



Joined: 03 Mar 2007
Posts: 159
Location: Malaysia
Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:25 am Post subject: Hi

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I have parkinson's for two years.

I am taking my medication i.e 12 mg Requip per day for the past of six months and it increases my agilities doing my physical exercises at gym. I do yoga, body combat, pump and spinning in class for hourly.

I do not have difficulties as you have mention. Anyway it is individual.

As for the shoes I suggest putting on "MBT" it helps you walk upright and swing your arm whilst go jogging.

TEOKIMHOE
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to help the PD patients aware the diseases and encourage to set up support groups to educate the patients and their immediate families

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bishion



Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 5
Location: New York
Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:42 am Post subject: MBT shoes

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I do think MBT shoes are the best choice.
MBT is famous for "the world's smallest gym," MBT anti-shoes take the philosophy that typical shoes don't reflect the actual world we walk in. As we all know, the world is dishearteningly uneven, most shoes are flatter to keep the feet and our body blance.This is to solve the problem from the surface.But what the MBT attempt to do is improve one's coordination and strength so that in turn the stress on the joints and spine can be lessened.

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