The Zombie Issue

For some time now we have been inundated with one zombie related story after another. If you are like me, you have had quite enough of watching these shows with people making the same mistakes over and over again. One big mistake is that they choose to fight instead of run. The other mistake is that when they decide to run, they arent wearing proper shoe gear. So, in the event of a zombie apocalypse what should you know about running: Wear Proper Shoe Gear!

Yes, we have covered this topic multiple times but I am still amazed at how often I see people wearing the wrong shoe gear.

Rules of Running from Zombies:

Rule #1 heels are not a good idea. They offer little to no support and trying to run in them only increases your chance of an ankle injury. Ankle injury equals you being zombie food.

Rule #2 Barefoot running might be good at the start, but eventually your poor feet are going to hurt. Not to mention the likelihood of you stepping on something. A foreign body in the foot equals painful running, equals slower speed, which ultimately equals you being zombie food once again.

Rule #3 Combat boots arent a bad idea. They do provide good support, but they might not be too comfortable and your feet are going to sweat, a lot. Sweaty feet may cause increased friction which may lead to blisters. With increased sweating and friction these blisters may rupture and become infected. An infected foot reduces ones running speed and once again you become a zombie appetizer.

Rule #4 A good supportive running shoe with plenty of cushion and made from a breathable material is your best chance. All you have to worry about afterwards is to watch your step.

NOTE: If you havent figured it out, this is about proper running attire for any situation. To reduce your risk of foot or ankle injury, please remember to wear proper shoe gear.

If you are still confused about proper shoe gear, or have any other related foot or ankle issue, please contact Dr. Bowman at 713-467-8886 or visit

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Category: Footwear

Tags: ankle injuries, Blisters, shoes