Last Year I bought boots and foot beds from a shop (NOT Start Haus). The first few days I had some pinching and numbness but thought it was typical of the break in period. On day 5, swelling increased at the inside ankle and lost the feeling of my entire left foot. When I pulled out the foot beds I noticed they wedged me the exact opposite way my running orthotics were posted. Consequently, I tore a couple of ligaments and joint capsules in the foot.
I usually do an IronMan per year but when I ran it sent pain up my leg and I could not feel the ground when I landed. It took seven months for the feeling in my foot to come back and I just started running without pain.
First thing the Boot Fitter at Start Haus did was a thorough assessment of my foot. I don’t know much about proper boot fitting but I am a doctor and I know when someone is bluffing about foot mechanics. Dixon’s conclusion was spot on and the same as one of my colleagues, an expert in sports podiatry.
To make a very long story slightly shorter – I have been wearing my boots around the house and it is impossible for me to replicate the debilitating pressure I had on that nerve. They feel great and I can not thank Start Haus enough for their superb knowledge, assessment and craftsmanship on a pair of boots I was ready to throw away.
I do have a different problem now though. I never thought I would be able to fit into my Falcon 10’s without creating further damage. In my panic prior to my fitting I bought last years Krypton Pros half off. They feel really good. The heel hold is snug and they seem to be stiffer than the falcons. So the obvious dilemma…..which boots to keep. I still have a 2 week window I can return the Kryptons, but that does not give me any time to put the falcons to the test. I know Start Haus will make the falcon’s workable but at what point would they be fitting a square peg into a round hole. On the other hand, I know I will need some adjustments done to the Kryptons.
Any thoughts about the boots?
Thanks again to Start Haus for the great service.