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How to Transition Running Shoes
by Kirk Scofield, M.D.
Want to learn Dr. Kirk Scofield’s top tip for switching shoes — without the injury? When a patient of Dr. Scofield is going to change into a shoe that is significantly different, he gives them this formula for success: Run for a minute in the new shoes, walk for a minute, and repeat for about 5 minutes. Then, change back into the old shoes for the rest of the workout.
“The next day,” says Dr. Scofield of Summit Orthopedics, “we increase the initial period in the new shoe slightly, so that we are gradually increasing the total amount of time a patient spends in the new shoe.”
Learn more about guidelines for transitioning to a new running shoe from our friends at Summit Orthopedics.
Kirk Scofield, M.D., specializes in: Sports & Active Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Ankle & Foot Care, Knee Care, Shoulder Care, Hip Care, Running Program, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Tendinopathy (Chronic Tendon Pain) with Summit Orthopedics.
Summit Orthopedics, a platinum sponsor of Moms on the Run, offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise. Everyone has their own race to run, whether it’s a marathon or a jog to clear your head. Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care that’s individual by design. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to running. Find care for every body, every step of the way at summitortho.com or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a telehealth or in-person appointment.
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