Problem: to much grip/stick to carpet when working out on low pile loop carpet, this soled athletic shoes required due to plantar facia. (note: using a cheer shoe right now - comfortable and stable)
Solutions: I made a wide band of fine elastic to put around my forefoot/shoe - that worked well, eliminated the torque on my knees but has a tendancy to move off the forefoot. I want a more permanent solution.
I've been working on this little project for over 3 months now...
What DOES NOT work: any kind of tape (duct, shipping, masking tends to roll up when dragged on the carpet and leaves a sticky residue on the bottom of the shoe), plastic glued to rubber (yes, I tried to glue a carpet moving disc to the bottom of my shoe, it didn't glue well and it was way too slick!). Glued the elastic fabric to the spin spot on my shoe - I must've used the wrong glue as it did not hold past 4 workouts.
Modification requirement: materials used must be able to withstand 230 pounds of twisting, turning and running. It's got to stay glued in place and last a minimum of 6 months before replacement.
Current modification: dremel/sanded out the forefoot spin spot on my shoe and going to glue a piece of leather to the spin spot. The leather has a treatment on it that will make it slippery but not overly slick.
Anyone out there have other ideas/modifications or successes for shoes working out on carpet where lots of spins/turns etc are required???
BTW - I'm doing karate on carpet but I'm sure the same would apply for Zumba or other dance movements where there is twisting and turning - ON CARPET.
Thanks for your thoughts!