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“Has anyone else experienced foot pain after wearing crocs? I have been wearing mine alot, almost everyday for most of the summer and I noticed a really sharp pain in my metatarsils, up from my little toe. I thought I had agrevated an old injury that I have and wasn't worried about it. Last week I started wearing my new trail runners getting them ready for a hike and I noted that the pain was going away. Maybe the Crocs let my feet spread out too much? I also Pronate which means my feet roll to the outside when I walk maybe this is the problem.
I don't know but I thought I would post it and see if anyone else had experienced this.”
“lt, i wear Rics Rangers, knockoff crocs i guess, and have no pain or anything. My son wears his 24/7 and has never complained of any either, of course he's in college and i don't hear the half of it..... :)”
“i dont have any problems. youre just a wimp.”
“I think if you overpronate that you need some type of good insole to correct that or it'll cause problems. I overpronate on my left foot and unless I use superfeet insoles in my hiking boots my entire gait seems to be thrown out of whack. Maybe the crocs just don't have the insole support you need.”
“I had the same problem about a month ago.
Stopped wearing them, the pain went away.”
“whats it called when you feet tend to roll inward? Is there a name for that and do superfeet correct that too?”
“I had a similar problem. I started wearing my Merrell sandals instead of the Crocs and my feet are much happier.
My kids wear Crocs almost daily and haven't complained...I'm just old and worn out I guess.”
“I started wearing Superfeet in all my shoes after my stroke. I used only wear them backpacking, now all the time. They help.
Strengthening the legs will help with the 'rolling'.”
“i have a pair of knockoffs and a pair of real crocs. i can wear the cheepies all day/everyday with no problems but after a couple hours in the crocs my feet ache. i can tell that if i wore them for any longer, my plantar fasciitis would return.
maybe it's just my feet complaining about being stuffed into such ugly shoes”
“When your foot rolls inward it's called supination or under-pronation. I'm not sure if Superfeet would help with that condition, but they have a money back policy if they don't work out.”
“The wife bought some for me -not even crocks are wide enough for my beach boy feet.”
“Crocs were in the news last week. Hospitals want to ban employees from wearing them and some countries have banned them. I did see nurses wearing them in the hospital.
last edited: 9/07/07 6:58:52 AM”
“its cause of the holes i would imagine...a needle or something could be dropped and stick someone in the foot...if it feel through the holes.
Couldn't they just let the nurses wear the holeless type?”
“feel through the holes? wrong thread sweet....”
“He he...I work at a hospital with 5500 employees...a lot of the clinical folks wear Crocs...usually the white ones.”
“They said it was because of the holes, but also said they produce static electricity that is not good for being around the infusion pumps and other equipment. Also they made a point that nurses can't run in them if they need to get to a patient in a hurry. I don't know how valid all that is other than the holes.”
“I remember LtHiker...........Adirondacks, anyone?
Cliff you should have stuck with Jan & Dean.”
“typo* I meant to say fel...not feel....dirty chappy.”
“He is a rather randy reverend, ain't he?”
“some countries have banned them
whole countries? wow. thats harsh, man”
“I can't wear them all day w/o pain. They just aren't supportive enough for me. I have Waldies and Payless variety (there's no difference between the two).”
“I've had no problems whatsoever with my Crocs. I even backpacked 4+ miles in em in WV with Fridge.
I wear them to work after a backpacking weekend routinely to comfort my feet.”
“LT, check outMorton's Neuroma.
What you have sounds like what I have. My feet are wide (EEE) and most running shoes, which I usually wear don't come in EEE. I'm fine wearing sandals and over-stretched runners but any other shoe and my left foot is killing me.”
“Rockman, that was interesting but it seems like the oposite of what I have. It is the roomier shoes that give me the problem, in my snug trail runners my foot feels better.
I also have wide feet.”
“If you wear them every day, maybe they are just worn out? Most running shoes are supposed to be retired after about 250-300 miles... I'm sure it's the same way with Crocs as well. I bought the Crocs flipflops and love them! (they were on sale at REI over labor day weekend)”
“I don't have any Crocs... because I can't find any size 14's but I do have simular problems with some Berkienstock clogs that I have especially after wearing them all day.”
“I got a pair of "croc-like" non slip shoes from work....I wore them 2 weeks...my hips hurt so bad I could hardly walk...I switched back to my old shoes and my hips are better.....but now the top of my foot hurts, so bad that I have to come home and put it up.....
...getting old sucks!!!!”
Reports of people, primarily children, getting their toes caught in escalaters. Might want to watch them tiny tootsies.”
“The reports of serious injuries have all involved young children. Crocs are commonly worn by children as young as 2. The company introduced shoes in its smallest size, 4/5, this past spring
well jumping baby jesus and the three wise men, you dont let your TWO YEAR OLD exit the escalator without supervision. theyre effing kids! you hold their hand crossing the street, you make sure they eat all their peas, you tuck them into bed sometime before 3 a.m., and you help them when they get off the escalator. criminy
last edited: 9/17/07 6:42:22 PM”
“ive never owned real crocs, but instead imitation ones. the current pair im wearing are "wavezone", and if anything, theyre dangerously slick on wet pavement. i'd like to own a pair of real crocs to see if they really are grippy”
“I wore imitation crocs and they were great. However, the strap fastener broke. So now I am wearing real crocs. I bought them at Cabela's at Buda, Texas, south of Austin for about $30 plus tax.”
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