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jensm

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Cushioning in bowling shoes
« on: February 19, 2015, 05:11:29 AM »
Thinking about getting a new pair of bowling shoes with a little more cushioning under the foot than my Tour Ultras. I am already using inner soles which support the arches better than the ones that came with the shoes. Any recommendations?
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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2015, 08:22:26 AM »
I'm a big guy and have had issues with Plantar Fasciitis in the past. The Brunswick TPU-X are by far the most comfortable shoe.  The arch support and comfort is amazing.  Very similar to golf shoes. 

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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2015, 11:52:50 AM »
I have Linds Exxxtra shoes. Earlier this year...I was bowling league one night and in the middle of the set something in my sliding foot just went, and I couldn't put any pressure on my sliding foot without feeling noticeable pain on the bottom of the foot or arch most likely.....was limping for most of the week and when bowling came around the next week was able to bowl without really feeling anything...then after the 2nd game my foot gave again....same thing.....was limping for most of the week ..and right before bowling I stopped off a dicks sporting good and bought a pair of superfeet insoles, the orange ones--I saw them online and decided to try them....felt weird and different at first compared to the insoles mt Linds shoes came with--never considered putting different insoles in there till then....used the superfeet and I was fine for the set.....got used to the feel after a couple of weeks and since that first time I put them on, haven't had any recurring issues with my feet...so those worked for me.

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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2015, 12:54:33 PM »
I wish Brunswick made the tpx in my size. I might try a pair of those inserts. My dexters give me little support.

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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2015, 03:38:31 PM »
I have Linds Exxxtra shoes. Earlier this year...I was bowling league one night and in the middle of the set something in my sliding foot just went, and I couldn't put any pressure on my sliding foot without feeling noticeable pain on the bottom of the foot or arch most likely.....was limping for most of the week and when bowling came around the next week was able to bowl without really feeling anything...then after the 2nd game my foot gave again....same thing.....was limping for most of the week ..and right before bowling I stopped off a dicks sporting good and bought a pair of superfeet insoles, the orange ones--I saw them online and decided to try them....felt weird and different at first compared to the insoles mt Linds shoes came with--never considered putting different insoles in there till then....used the superfeet and I was fine for the set.....got used to the feel after a couple of weeks and since that first time I put them on, haven't had any recurring issues with my feet...so those worked for me.

Brad

Sounds the beginnings of Plantar Fasciitis to me. I have it in my left arch. The initial pain was in the heel and it was excruciating. It felt like someone was driving a nail into my heel with a hammer. I went to the orthopedist and his therapist gave me an exercise to do that cured it in a few days. I've shown it to several friends who had similar pain int he same area and it helped them also.

You basically need to stretch the tendon that is THE sole of your foot. It runs from the base of the toes to the heel and up into the achilles tendon.  You just sit in a chair, cross the leg of pained foot and lay it across your knee, so the ankle faces up. With your fingers bend your toes with the heel of your hand towards top of the foot. Hold it, stretched as far as you can (so you feel it in your achilles tendon) for about 30 seconds. Do that 5 - 10 times a few times per day.

Now I do that 2or 3 times once every week or two and I'm good to go.

I also tried the Orange SUperfeet which works well in supporting the arch but they're expensive $45 or so. I use these other two with equal sucess.
Sof Sole's ARCH:
https://www.sofsole.com/product/Arch
(420 per pair delivered)
or for more arch support (higher, that is)
New Balance's Insoles IUSA3810
http://www.theinsolestore.com/new-balance-supportive-cushioning-insoles-iusa3810-2.html

You can find either of these almost any place on the internet. Sof Soles' own web site is the best and cheapest place to get it and they also have  wide range of sole.
https://www.sofsole.com/category/insoles
They even have one specifically for Plantar Fasciitis. I have not tried that one.

I use one of these, New Balance, Sof Sole or Superfeet in every shoe and slipper I own. They put Dr. Schol's to shame. The best thing is the last forever with out losing their softness or their support. I use Sof SOle in every day shoes and New Balance in my bowling shoes and some long distance walking shoes.
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