Can anyone provide me with a list of shoes with NO heel counter, my Haglunds is really bad and my NB Vazee's are discontinued.. Thanks!
I suffer from Haglunds, and can get some nasty flare-ups where it inflames my Achilles too. Typically firm, low-drop shoes tend to bring the worst out in this, which is unfortunate since they're so damn fast.
When I get a big flare-up, I find Nike Free RNs great and super soft for the heel itself, and a decent way to keep doing some training through the worst of it.
Overall I find cushioned shoes with a ~10mm drop (think Vomeros or Ghosts) a good shoe for me in general - and better for logging higher mileage and supporting the Achilles while not setting off anything based on my Haglund's.
It might be different for each individual based on the deformity with your own foot though - shoes which work for me might set your pain off, and vice versa.
Asics 33 FA
Asics 33 DFA
Asics 33 DFA 2
Asics Gel Super J33
Nike Free RN Distance
Nike Mayfly Lite SE
My bump was starting to wear a hole in in the inside of my shoes.
I just bought a pair of Adidas Ultraboosts to experiment. They have an external heel counter with no rigidity (only cloth) in the middle. So far, I feel some relief -- but my mileage has been down (exascerbated by the unusually frigid weather in the Northeast.)
Bumping this thread. Any other soft-heeled footwear recommendations folks can throw out there for a Haglunds / heel bursitis / insertional achilles tendonosis victim? Slowly losing my sanity.
I only have the IAT/Bursitis in my left heel...but have had it for 12 months with gradual healing. Last week I wore my shoes and boots constantly and it really helped (10-12mm heel stack in both).
The Salomon Sonic RA Max shoes have a thin/softer heel counter and a high stack at 10-12mm....its not as soft as a NIke Free RN but its not rigid thick plastic. Salomon also has a new shoes called the Predict which looks like the same heel as the Nike Free RN but the stack is a little lower around 9mm.
They just came out with the Sonic RA Max 2...going to give it a try in a few months.
Hope this helps.
Get synxgeli gel heel socks from the chemist. Can still wear your favourite runners by wearing these.
Saucony freedom ISO 2. Its like running on marshmallow
Did you check Amazon?
Bumping the thread again. Just spent a disappointing lunch break trying on various shoes that had heel counters that were too obtrusive for my Haglunds/ Achilles. It flairs up very badly with any irritation.
I've worn the following with no issues:
Everyday : Altra Escalante 2, Nike Pegasus 36 or 37, any deadstock I can find of Asics 33 series.
Tempo : Nike Zoom Fly 3, Altra Escalante Racer.
Racing : Nike Vaporfly Next%.
Long Run : Nike Infinity React.
Interested to hear other options people use please, especially for long runs.
The Nike Infinity Reacts actually irritated my Haglunds.
Since I posted three years ago, the Atreyu shoes and the Nike Cruzrone "jogging" shoe have come on the Market and have a soft/unstructured/nonexistent heel counter.
Pegasus 37 and NB880v10 working out ok for me, I am mostly interested in something with a comfortable heel, a decent drop and cushioning.
Hello fellow Hagland Deformity sufferers, I'm taking in some great advice here as 1st time with this and wow! Looking forward to some much needed comfort . QUESTION/ ANYONE here try the OOFOS SHOE they claim a 6 heel toe drop and 37% in reduced shock on overall ? Anyone have experience with this brand?
The upcoming Skechers Horizon Vanish 2 if you want a fast shoe.
And Atreyu. If Atreyu works, you might buy as many pair as you can immediately. Just a hunch.