I noticed that the inside of my shoes tend to wear down more significantly than the other side. I have to buy new shoes rather frequently compared to others around me. Is this normal and how can I prevent it?
Shoe wear patterns tell a story about the way we walk. A normal heel strike pattern is on the lateral aspect of our foot. This means that it is expected to wear down the outside of our shoe at a quicker rate than the inside of the shoe. If you notice that you are wearing down the inside of your shoe this suggests that you are over-pronating at heel strike. This is an inefficient foot position which can lead to a myriad of foot, knee and back issues. Depending on the severity of over-pronation, it can often times be controlled with custom orthotics.
Dr. Emily Splichal
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