lilcris Posted September 4, 2010 Report Share Posted September 4, 2010 I have been dancing since January and am currently taking 3-4 ballet classes a week. At times (depending on work and life schedules), I have also taken a little bit of Jazz, Hip Hop, and Belly Dance classes. As you know, this translates into a lot of time spent in bare feet. A few months ago I started running and have had a very hard time with running shoes. It seems that most shoes, even ones that have been professionally fit based on my foot profile, fatigue my legs and ankles very quickly and sometimes cause cramps. The only shoes I can run in are Nike Frees, which are very soft and flexible. I couldn't find any answers to why this may be, until I remembered that I used to get cramps when dancing with shoes in Zumba classes. My theory is that because I dance in bare feet so frequently, my feet have a hard time adjusting to athletic movements that are hampered by stiff running shoes. Do any of you dancers have this sort of experience with athletic shoes? Is my theory viable in any way, or am I completely off base? Thanks for any insight! I've been frustrated with this problem for a very long time! Quote Link to comment
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