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Re: [RC] [RC] Foot pain - Kathy Mayeda

I too don't care for Terrains because of lack of support.  I also find them very hard to walk downhill with them because they don't have much in the tread department.  I really preferred my tradional Ariat paddock books.  (Competitor?).
I also use EZ Ride stirrups with cages.  You also have to be careful not to be bracing into your stirrups because that could cause problems too.  I usually ride with a pretty loose leg when I'm riding mileage.

2008/5/8 Kathleen <kathleenmarie@xxxxxxxxxxx>:

I started having foot pain a few years ago on rides over 20 miles.  I noticed last year that when I wore my winter Ariat boots I didn't have foot pain after a 50 but when I switched to my Ariat Terrains I had foot pain within 12 miles.  So I went on line to find out the difference.  The winter boots have a steel shank in them and are much firmer on the sole.  I am now riding in a pair of Ropers Horseshoes which have a steel shank and am having no foot pain.  I haven't done a 100 in them yet but will in a month.  So I would recommend looking for a steel shank in the boot you select.  I also put sorbothane insoles in them for concussion control.  I have skinny feet ( run in Asics Gel 1120). 

Kathleen Ferguson

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[RC] Foot pain, Kathleen