Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Help for my skinny, kangaroo feet

This is a review for the Parent Bloggers Network and Ryka. Ryka is giving away 50 pairs of sneakers a day until Oct. 25. Fifty pairs of shoes a day! Why wouldn't you enter a contest like that??


I have a hard time finding shoes that fit me. A really hard time. With the width of my feet a staggeringly narrow quadruple A it's difficult to find a shoe, especially a sneaker, that will fit the narrowness of my foot to my liking. Most sneakers are so wide I need a couple pairs of socks to keep my feet from slipping around. Not very comfortable to exercise that way, let me tell you.

So I was cautiously optimistic when I received a pair of MC2 running shoes from Ryka. I'm not a hardcore runner, more of a fast walker when I'm not on my elliptical trainer, but due to my freakishly skinny feet I've found running shoes fit me better. And I am very pleased to say the MC2s fit me really well.

The heel is narrow so my skinny, kangaroo feet don't slip. That is extremely important to me as my feet are always slipping in shoes (remember the two pairs of socks?).

One (small) problem I had with the MC2s was the arch support. In addition to having long, bony feet they're also flat. As in flat as a board. No arches. Nada. And due to my flat feet I have chronic back problems, so I need serious arch support or I have to add inserts. The MC2s did offer some pretty good arch support but not enough for me. But outside of an orthotic shoe I have yet to find a sneaker I don't need to put inserts into.

The arch support must not be too bad, however, because I've worn them to run errands for the past two days and I haven't had any back pain. That's pretty good for a non-custom, non-orthotic shoe. Any day that doesn't end with me in pain is a good day.

So I guess that wasn't a problem after all? Huh. Go figure.

Did I mention the MC2 is a good looking sneaker? It really is very attractive, but not in that loud, obnoxious way that some other sneakers have to be. Let's face it, if the shoe is ugly I'm not going to wear it no matter how well it fits me (and believe me I've worn some ugly shoes and sneakers in my day because of my wonky feet). It's nice to see a maker of footwear, athletic or not, who realizes you don't have to sacrifice style for fit and comfort.

Ryka sneakers do run on the small side so as a size 8 1/2-9 I requested a 9, and even then I probably could have gone up to a 9 1/2. The first few times I wore them I felt like my pinky toe was cramped but that feeling went away quickly. I guess they just needed to be broken in a bit. So just remember when you order a pair of sneakers from Ryka order a size up.

Hint, hint - when you order a pair - hint, hint.

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