A child in a candy store and an adult in a shoe store, there is not much difference between the two. In this day and age, shoes have undergone substantial change; a shoe for every sport played, every athletic activity and not to forget the fashionable ones. I have been working out for more than 18 years now and had my own struggle with shoes, finding a pair that fit me well was always an issue. As a physiotherapist myself, I have encountered this question number of times; which is the right shoe for me?
When Nike came up with this shoe, Flyknit 4.0 I decided to give it a try and as I write this article, its 8 months now that I have been using it for. It is a blessing for people who prefer barefoot walking, running and don’t want any bulk around the ankle. This shoe fits like a glove and is oh-so- comfortable. It is breathable and light weight and as I mentioned before, a dream for people who prefer walking/running barefoot. (P.S. I don’t want to sound repetitive) I prefer using it for casual wear, training and for few miles of running or walking. I also bought a pair for my wife and she has never been happier. She was never a runner, but has taken on running since she used them. She swears by them and also wears it during workouts.
I will however not recommend it to people with any recent ankle injuries/instabilities, pronated ankle or conditions like pes planus, or people who like to use orthotics. For someone who fits this bill, it is always good to see a physiotherapist and get assessed. It is a strict no-no for hiking and for any sport that requires high agility.