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    Do I need Aquatic shoes for running in the pool?

    It just occurred to me that running in the pool barefoot might not be good for my back or feet and wondering if I should be wearing those aqua shoes?

    My running is, from the 3 1/2 mark to 4í (I canít stand any deeper) - itís about 10 yards and Iíll do 8 forwards and 8 backwards runs. And Iím only 5í tall, so about 1 1/2 feet of me is exposed from the water at the most.

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    Re: Do I need Aquatic shoes for running in the pool?

    Prodgirl -

    Unless our pool has a rough bottom, or detritus on the bottom, you should not need running shoes. Water helps displace your body weight so there is very low impact to your back, knees, and feet.


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    Re: Do I need Aquatic shoes for running in the pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redbird Alum View Post
    Prodgirl -

    Unless our pool has a rough bottom, or detritus on the bottom, you should not need running shoes. Water helps displace your body weight so there is very low impact to your back, knees, and feet.


    Thank you. Nothing rough, just the typical pool plaster and itís only two years old, so in good condition.

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    Re: Do I need Aquatic shoes for running in the pool?

    you should be ok. I doubt that any hard pressure will be exerted on your feet with the water depth/
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