The soles of your shoes wear out in different ways.
There are many different ways in which people walk and make contact with the ground—the story is always told in the soles of their shoes. Some people are overpronators, leaving wear and tear on their shoes near the ball of the foot and the inner heels. Others are underpronators (supinators) who often have wear and tear on the outer edges of their shoes. Neither of these walking or running styles are ideal, but they’re not dangerous, either.
However, if you notice that each shoe in a pair is wearing out in a different way—like if the left shoe is wearing out on the outside and the right shoe is wearing out in the middle—you might have a misalignment that could be causing back pain, hip pain, and muscular imbalances in your body.
If you notice uneven wear patterns from left shoe to right shoe, it’s time to head to the chiropractor for some adjustments. Manual adjustments can improve the alignment of your hips, legs, and spine, and ensure you’re striking the ground for evenly than ever before.