drrtyoldpunk wrote:Not sure I like the idea of a running style that's no more than half a century old being refered to as 'traditional'. That aside, I was lucky enough to be coached by Helen Hall in efficient running and can honestly say that all the niggles previously felt with running have dissipated. No more achy knees, lower back pain etc. I originally ran in Brooks Glycerins on the road and Salomon speedcross 2s for offroad. Both are well cushioned. Both would leave me with really bad knee pain (especially the Brooks) at the end of a 5k run. I now run in Vibram Five Fingers on the road or dry trails, Inov8 BareX Lites for the road/wet road, Vivobarefoot Breathos for dry trails (sizings a bit big and tend to come off in sucky mud) although I have decommissioned these to everyday wear after getting a pair of Inov8 BareGrips for any type of trail.
It's not just about the footwear, though. Technique has a lot to do with it. But yeah, minimal all the way for me
sergio wrote:I'm thinking about giving this type of shoes a try, but at the same time I'm kinda terrified.
Pros: Starting from scratch.
Cons: Long history of pain and troubles with running (left foot/ankle, right knee).
This is pretty helpful: http://www.merrell.com/~Uploaded/Assets ... ngPlan.pdf
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