heel counter

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Noun1.heel counter - a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot; "a counter may be used to stiffen the material around the heel and to give support to the foot"
boot - footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
piece of leather - a separate part consisting of leather
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
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There is also a hard plastic heel counter that keeps your heel from wiggling around in the shoe.
The heel counter -- a stiff piece of material at the back of the shoe above the midsole -- feels flexible when pressed side to side or leans to one side.
From the side, the footwear's tongue leans perfectly parallel with the collar, heel notch and heel counter.
It provides a stable and secure fit with it's molded heel counter and inner support strap, while the mid-foot strike zone promotes a fluid transition and efficiency in each stride.
The two-tone colourway features a navy blue upper, turquoise heel counter and Sock System, with classic three stripes in white.
Conservative treatment included the avoidance of rigid heel counter shoes, use of heel cushions, softer uppers or pads for elevation of the heel, activity modification, or local block treatment.
INTRODUCTION: In 1928, the Swedish orthopedic surgeon Patrick Haglund described a patient with a painful hind foot caused by a prominent postero superior aspect of the calcaneus in conjunction with a sharp rigid heel counter. (1) The retrocalcaneal bursa is a horseshoe-shaped structure located superior and posterior to the os calcis.
Firm heel counter. Press on the shoe at the bottom of the heel--it should feel solid, not soft.
This results in tendinopathy and inflammation of the retro calcaneal bursa and a syndrome of retrocalcaneal bursitis, exacerbated by footwear with a hard heel counter and exercise, particularly running up hill.
They had a good solid heel counter that extended well forward on the medial side.
Only 13 pairs of shoes (26%) had adequate heel counter stiffness, 25 (50%) had adequate midfoot sole sagittal stability, and 21 (42%) had midfoot sole frontal stability.