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Ive tried to find this information elsewhere without much luck. So I thought Id give it a try here. I purchased a FABULOUS gym quality eliptical machine a few months back. I am in love with it!<br><br><br><br>
BUT...I cant seem to find a pair of shoes/sneakers that dont hurt my feet when Im on this machine. Is this not weird? It must be the way my feet are moving on the machine. I dont know. So know Im in a conundrum about should I be wearing walking shoes? Running shoes? Cross trainers? Stilletos?? I dont know! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:">
 

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running shoes or cross trainers should be fine. certain stores will take an imprint of your foot, fit it, and make you an insole that will be perfect for your foot. the way your foot falls naturally, as well as the potential of being flat footed can cause a little discomfort.
 

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I have the same problem when I use the eliptical at my gym. My feet don't hurt but my toes get numb. I think it is probably the way my feet are moving on the machine so I try to put my weight more on my heels rather than my toes. This helps a little bit but I can only stay on for about 25 minutes. ( I finish my cardio on the good old treadmill <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"> )<br><br>
I don't think it has much to do with the type of shoes as far as I can tell ( although I haven't tries stilletos yet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bow:"> ).<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I have a pair of non-leather New Balance running shoes that I use at the gym, specifically on elliptical trainers. They're really comfortable!
 

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saileeney described my experience as well. Putting my feet more toward the top of the footpads usually helps me.<br><br><br><br>
To the op...what kind of pain are you experiencing?
 

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saileeney described my experience as well. Putting my feet more toward the top of the footpads usually helps me.<br><br><br><br>
To the op...what kind of pain are you experiencing?
 

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Yes I have the toe numbness too. It used to start after 15 minutes but now that I've been doing it a year it starts around 25 minutes. I wear New Balance running shoes (not cross trainers).
 

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Yeah! Its not just me! Yes, I get the toe numbing thing too with a burning in the balls of my feet. It gets to the point where I just want to stop and I am a bit concerned that if I keep it up for any amount of time that I will be creating some sort of long term foot ailment. But MAN, I dont want to stop because I LOVE LOVE LOVE this machine!
 

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Ive tried to find this information elsewhere without much luck. So I thought Id give it a try here. I purchased a FABULOUS gym quality eliptical machine a few months back. I am in love with it!<br><br><br><br>
BUT...I cant seem to find a pair of shoes/sneakers that dont hurt my feet when Im on this machine. Is this not weird? It must be the way my feet are moving on the machine. I dont know. So know Im in a conundrum about should I be wearing walking shoes? Running shoes? Cross trainers? Stilletos?? I dont know! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:"></div>
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I had the same problem, then one day I was lazy and worked out in my slippers, you know the style that you find in spas? Anyway, I'm much better off and no more toe numbness. Sounds crazy, I know, but it works!
 

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I get skwooshed toes on the elliptical too sometimes. I find it has to do with foot positioning, because sometimes it's fine and sometimes my big does get crunched in my sneakers. I have some sort of walking/running shoe I believe.
 

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Try cycling shoes, cause I sometimes get the same thing on the bike after a couple of hours, not the clipless sort, just the older type, the other thing it could be is that your hamstrings are too tight, this could be putting pressure on your lower spine and giving you numbness as you exersice, sounds really far fetched but I used to be a proffesional athlete and all numbness used to come back to hamstrings.
 
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