Questions/Suggestions for new running shoes and can you share some input?
After last Friday doing about 7.5 mile run and scrapping rocks with my knife from the small crooks in my Nike free runes 3.0 I was thinking it is about time for a new pair of running shoes.
Now I personally got into the whole minimal and barefoot running thing however I kind of went straight into it and boy did it hurt. Really works muscle groups that I never noticed before, but it was just too much on the shins and I am not the lightest guy. Not huge either though.
I decided to go back more regular running shoes and got brooks. Now since then I haven’t really gone back to all the “barefoot” thing if you will. I ended up after retiring my brooks for the Nike free run 3.0.
At first transition was a little rough, but it felt so much more natural like my feet could breath and move more, not clunky and over supportive like the brooks. Eventually majority if not all of pain is gone now, sides from just sucking, ache and muscle soreness. To be expected. I found they were a good mix of having less, but still had some cushion/support.
So all that said I am up in the air as to what to buy next currently it is either stick with the Nike free runs 3.0
OR 2 other shoes I have been looking at are
Altra Zero Drop
I am all open to any suggestions or ideas you have, and if got advice,experiences,etc with running please share!
EDIT: Also do you think at this point could I transition more the barefoot running thing? Is it worth doing? From what I have read it in the long running is suppose to be better for you and prevents injuries.
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