Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wear Patterns

While preparing to re-sole my moccasins for the second time, something interesting occurred to me.  My old heeled shoes always used to wear out first on the outside of the right heel (on the side with my painful hip.)  My moccasins developed their first hole on the ball of my right foot (my strong side.)  Upon realizing this, I made a careful inspection of the wear pattern on my left shoe.  Not only has that shoe not worn through on the left outer heel, the wear pattern was even and showed full even usage of my whole foot.  This is pretty conclusive evidence that my change in footwear and activity has indeed changed my stride pattern in a healthy way.