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    shoes for BJJ - specific *new* questions

    Ok - I just came back from the podiatrist today with some bad news.

    Turns out I walk wrong (news to me) - it's a genetic thing and I need to change the angle that my big toe meets the rest of my foot.

    This all became an issue when I started BJJ - specifically, the problem occurs when I have to put weight on the ball of my foot and push off - like if I was doing a smash-guard pass for instance.

    That hurts like hell.

    To keep from further injuring that foot, the doc gave me inserts for my shoes - They go from the heel to most of the way up the ball of my foot.




    so here are the questions:

    1) Anyone with Ultimate Grappling Shoes think there will be enough room in there for my foot and the insert?

    2) For that matter, anyone with wrestling shoes think that there will be enough room for my foot + insert?

    3) If there were room in either of the above options for both my foot and the insert, what are the odds it would stay put and not slide around?



    Any advice is appreciated - thanks muchly.

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    I'd say take the inserts with you when you go to buy shoes...like wrestling shoes from a sporting goods store. You'll have to go 1-2 sizes larger. Just take your inserts with you to make sure you get a good fit. The store shouldn't have any problem with you trying on shoes with your inserts.

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    right - i can try the wrestling shoes that way. I thought the UGS's were only available online though?

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    What the hell is an ultimate grappling shoe?

    Wanna buy my new grappling program? Proficiency in 5 lessons.

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    Nevermind. I googled your sandals and decided you may not be completely lame (though paying 60 bucks for shoes for something you just started may indicate otherwise).

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    hey Upa - thanks for your input.

    i'm going to not buy anything and continue to cause irreperable damage to my foot.

    you've been supremely helpful.

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    hmm - i may have overreacted - but the point is, $60 now is a lot less than the medical bill down the road.

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    You have turf toe

    UGS are the ****

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    i just looked up Turf Toe

    looks like that's what it is - thanks for the tip

    ain't that a bitch.

    at least there's a snazzy, alliterative name for my injury.

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    OK - Turf Toe question #4:

    To what extent do UGS or wrestling shoes prevent agitation of turf toe on their own, without the help of inserts?

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