Originally Posted by CanadaSue
My husband's doctor hates them. She's had a lot of older patients fall or slip badly. They want to get teir legs looking better but aren't aware that without really good balance - they can be a problem.
There is definitely a balance issue with them. Not for the unsteady.
You need several days to get used to them and even then you can have problems with them.
They are made for flat concrete or floor tiles. Not for the trails.
Someone, who shall remain name less, has a slight balance problem. This person goes more for the cross training athletic shoes.
Wider base, more stability.
Of course most fashion conscious women DO NOT like them. They say "they make my feet look big".