one good leg
- Oct 1, 2021
**Long Post Warning**
I have screwed up feet. I had a subtalar fusion on my left foot and a screwed-up big toe on my right foot.
I bought a pair of Kenetrek everstep boots. I have slowly started to break them in over flat surfaces for many months and I have small hills in my backyard as well. When I thought they were ready I decided to do some mild elevation gains on a 6-mile hike. I have heard the reputation of these boots, and I am not here to say anything bad about them. I have taken my time, and have slowly, and cautiously taken the time to break these in.
Since I have been doing some elevation gains with these boots my Achilles tendon on the left foot has been bothering me quite a bit.
I have a pair of Lowa Rangers and never had this problem. I realize these two boots are very different from each other. one has a toe flex the other none. Different boots for different jobs. I also realize that going from my work shoes to these boots they have a different heel-to-toe drop which could put a strain on a foot. I would go to a podiatrist but although there may be many, there are not any good ones in my area.
My question is has any of you experienced this problem going from a more flexible boot to a much stiffer one?
Any help or comments would be very welcome and gratefully accepted.