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bobblebob

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Sole damage on boots
« on: 10:08:26, 16/09/18 »
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As you can see in the picture the sole is starting to wear down a little near the heal. No matter what pair or boots/trainers i have this always happens in the same place on both shoes. Trainers it happens quicker due to softer soles, but the boots in the pic have done only 50 odd mile. I do alot of walking on pavements or down canals so can be a hard surface, is this the cause of the damage and does anyone elses boots do this?

wombat

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Re: Sole damage on boots
« Reply #1 on: 10:43:59, 16/09/18 »
hi,i have had this problem all my life, the problem is not with the footwear but the way i walk,on average a pair of good trainers will last 1 or 2 years depending on use, and hiking boots 3 or 4 years

bobblebob

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Re: Sole damage on boots
« Reply #2 on: 10:57:14, 16/09/18 »
My trainers last 6 month tops. Tend to do 30+ miles a week. I dont bother buying expensive pairs now for everyday use, as they last the same time as a cheap pair do.

Quality boots last a few years

Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: Sole damage on boots
« Reply #3 on: 11:13:48, 16/09/18 »
Over Pronation, Under Pronation and Neutral foot fall.
I fall into the Neutral category, with the soles of my shoes showing an even wear across the entire sole, and little or no wear to the heel.

Its the way a person was born, and is very difficult to change.

People  with severe motion control issues wear expensive orthotics, but i can remember someone i knew in Cardiff years ago, who even destroyed their orthotic insoles.


By the looks of it, you have a very mild pronation issue, as the wear to the heel of your boot is very mild.


Next time you walk down a highstreet, just look at peoples feet, and observe the way their feet hit the ground.

bobblebob

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Re: Sole damage on boots
« Reply #4 on: 11:23:08, 16/09/18 »
Over Pronation, Under Pronation and Neutral foot fall.
I fall into the Neutral category, with the soles of my shoes showing an even wear across the entire sole, and little or no wear to the heel.

Its the way a person was born, and is very difficult to change.

People  with severe motion control issues wear expensive orthotics, but i can remember someone i knew in Cardiff years ago, who even destroyed their orthotic insoles.


By the looks of it, you have a very mild pronation issue, as the wear to the heel of your boot is very mild.


Next time you walk down a highstreet, just look at peoples feet, and observe the way their feet hit the ground.
Its only mild on those boots due to the harder sole and the fact they havent been worn that much. On trainers for everyday use i can wear the sole out completely on that side in about 5-6 month. Would getting some insoles help to correct the issue?

Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: Sole damage on boots
« Reply #5 on: 12:18:17, 16/09/18 »
Changing the insole would probably be a waste of time.
The best thing to do, is look at the rest of your footwear, and see if you wear the heels out in a similar manner to your boots.
If you find all or most of your footwear has a similar wear pattern, then its down to the way your feet hit the ground, and its virtually impossible to rectify this, its the way you were born.

My feet land in a totally neutral manner, and the heels of my footwear show hardly any excessive wear pattern.


bobblebob

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Re: Sole damage on boots
« Reply #6 on: 12:35:30, 16/09/18 »
Changing the insole would probably be a waste of time.
The best thing to do, is look at the rest of your footwear, and see if you wear the heels out in a similar manner to your boots.
If you find all or most of your footwear has a similar wear pattern, then its down to the way your feet hit the ground, and its virtually impossible to rectify this, its the way you were born.

My feet land in a totally neutral manner, and the heels of my footwear show hardly any excessive wear pattern.
Yea all of my footwear do this. Just makes walking a more expensive hobby. Thanks for the help

gunwharfman

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Re: Sole damage on boots
« Reply #7 on: 12:43:27, 16/09/18 »
Could you get a boot repairer to fit a metal plate in that particular area? Boots used to have them hammered in as a routine, my dad always organised his boots in this way, saved him a lot of money!

Another option to try (I too have a similar problem to you, but mine is along the whole of one side of my left boot) is to get an old trainer insole and cut a piece out from the same area as your boot problem and then wedge it underneath your boot insole. I've done this to 'tilt' my foot back to neutral and it works for me.

bobblebob

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Re: Sole damage on boots
« Reply #8 on: 12:57:59, 16/09/18 »
Could you get a boot repairer to fit a metal plate in that particular area? Boots used to have them hammered in as a routine, my dad always organised his boots in this way, saved him a lot of money!

Another option to try (I too have a similar problem to you, but mine is along the whole of one side of my left boot) is to get an old trainer insole and cut a piece out from the same area as your boot problem and then wedge it underneath your boot insole. I've done this to 'tilt' my foot back to neutral and it works for me.
Cheers will give that a try.

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Re: Sole damage on boots
« Reply #9 on: 17:01:46, 16/09/18 »
Cheers will give that a try.


The downside is that you will skid on the heel plate but on the up side the sparks will allow you to see to walk in the dark.
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Re: Sole damage on boots
« Reply #10 on: 21:15:37, 16/09/18 »

The downside is that you will skid on the heel plate but on the up side the sparks will allow you to see to walk in the dark.
;D  made me laugh.