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#235 How Can I Get from Custom Orthotics to Minimalist Running Shoes

Some runners become concerned that if they run in custom orthotics they may become weaker and unable to run without the custom orthotics working as a sort of crutch.

Theoretically, if you have been running for a long time with custom orthotics support your feet may be accustomed to, or in some sense even dependent upon that external stability and support.

The question is…do orthotics provide relief from symptoms only, or do they support you so much you could actually get weaker?

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about how a runner can get from wearing conventional running shoes with custom orthotic inserts to running without orthotics in minimalist running shoes.

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