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  • Tried a pair of yaktrax last winter. They may work with bulky shoes but not with more minimalist shoes. I used them mainly with my Trailrocs 235. The fit is not secure enough. I run in the mountains (Alps) and they came off my shoes not just once. A…
  • Inov-8 !!! Those with 100% "sticky" compound: Probably the best you can get for wet conditions. On the other hand, wet rocks/roots always suck! Even the "stickiest" compound can't do magic. I'm not so convinced of Inov8's triple/dual compound sho…
  • I live at the Bavarian/Austrian border. I do exlusively mountain running. Quite the opposite to the Netherlands: I actually have no running routes in the valley. The one big road going through there poisens the air of the entire valley. The only run…
  • I wouldn't say this symptom is very unusual for something ankle related. Can you locate it at the ankle? No idea when and why it started? Sudden increase in running volume/intensity? Sprained my ankle while trail running many years ago (stupid one i…
  • Unfortunately, no one will be able to tell you what shoes to get. It's a little bit like asking for favourite colours. Why don't you check this shoe finder: http://www.runningwarehouse.com/apparelfinder.html?finder=meshoes Select 0 mm heel drop and …
  • No effect at all. I assume you don't really put a lot of weight on this part of the foot. One just makes initial contact with the ground and then rolls the foot in. I actually notice the rubber pad under my big toe (see below). But only for the firs…
  • Can't say anything specific about Saucony because I don't like their squishy cushioning. However, as a forefoot runner my shoes tend to wear laterally, too. My favourite road shoe, the zero drop K-Swiss Blade  Foot Run, does not have durable rubber …
  • Crosstraining: rule of thumb: if it doesn't hurt no need to worry. Knee pain: the two main causes for knee pain in runners are: http://runnersconnect.net/running-injury-prevention/patellar-tendonitis-running/ http://runnersconnect.net/running-i…
    in Knee injury Comment by Stefan April 2013
  • interesting read on arch structure over at naturalrunningcenter.com: http://naturalrunningcenter.com/2013/03/17/arch-foot-naturally-cure-plantar-fasciitis-meaning-artificial-supports/
  • yes, sure. We're all having form issues.
  • And what's even more frustrating: Me: I'm looking for toddler shoes with a wide toe box and no heel drop. Wife: Why would you want this? Me: So our kids' feet don't get restricted and can develop naturally. Their toes can spread and they learn to wa…
  • There is definitely a "heel drop society" component. Just tried to find two pairs of zero drop wellies for my 14 months twin girls. Virtually impossible. Why do shoes for toddlers have a drop already. And the worst: my wife thinks that I'm completel…
  • both of my previous Inov-8 shoes, f-lite 195 & x-talon 190, developed a pinky toe rip eventually.
  • You're a prime example for "too much too early" ;-) You don't want to hear this but abstain from running until you're o.k. again. The Achilles is the one of the worst body parts to mess around with. I'm a "natural" forefoot runner. And even "me" it …
  • No, it's not normal to have hamstring pain after 10k. But you already had trouble with it before? Looks more that you have some (overuse ?) injury that never got a chance for healing. Have you just started running recently. "First 10k" indicates thi…
  • If I had the opportunity to run on grass I'd ditch the shoes all together and go barefoot.
  • Rth1, just wanted to give some feedback. Great stuff this Black Witch! Could "stitch together"  my Trailrocs and Altra Superiors again. Holding up fine. For those rips I cannibilised an older pair of Peregines to get some patches. Works like a char…
  • For the curious on how much energy a non-impaired arch can yield (pretty harsh experimental set up though): Nature. 1987 Jan 8-14;325(7000):147-9. The spring in the arch of the human foot. Ker RF, Bennett MB, Bibby SR, Kester RC, Alexander RM.   Pro…
  • I don't argue with that some feel it and others not. I'm sure you get used to the feel of orthotics, too. I'm just trying to provide some metadata to jslisson's question. If you feel the bump is irrelevant. Fact is that BA2 and probably GA, too, hav…
  • Since he/she asks specifically for "non structure" I don't know if archy bumpy Merrell is the best choice. Altra is definitely on the "pillow squishy" side of the spectrum. I'd say there is no shoe in the market that fits the bill at the moment. I w…