2/13/2012 11:55 AM
Being that I practice in Seattle, I treat a lot of runners who run in the rain. For much of the year, you either run in the rain or you do not run at all. Thus, the ability to recommend water-proof running shoes that work well with orthotics is critical. For those of you who practice in colder climates and have patients that run in the snow, water-proof shoes are just as important.
The best water-proof running shoes have Gore-Tex liners that are both water-proof and breathable. Keeping the feet dry is the best way to keep them warm.
My "go to" shoes this winter are the Brooks GTX series. All of the GTX shoes have a water-proof, breathable, Gore-Tex membrane so that your patient can go almost anywhere in almost any weather. My favorite is the Adrenaline GTX which is an antipronation shoe very similar to the standard Brooks Adrenaline, but with the Gore-Tex membrane and a more rugged sole. For more neutral runners, you may want to consider the Ghost GTX. As do many Brooks running shoes, both of these shoes accommodate custom orthotics extremely well.
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