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I bought the Prophecy when it first airmaxrun.uk came out. I ran in it two weeks and returned them. First, they were heavy. Second, they felt ¡°clunky¡±. Third, I felt like I was running on stilts with
That last quote is right on the money ¨C ¡°turn on your sensors and listen to your body.¡± Your body evolved to run long distances, and it evolved to do so barefoot. The realist in me knows that most people will likely never run barefoot, so if that¡¯s not your thing, look for as little shoe as you can handle and still run comfortably. Your body will let you know if it¡¯s happy, be mindful and listen.
Wondering also to what degree the level of cushioning and heel-to-toe ratio had to do with performance. I submit a flatter, firmer neutral shoe is more stable than a cushy, higher heeled neutral shoe.
So what do the authors themselves conclude? The final sentence of their paper states: ¡°Current conventions for assignin Nike Air Max 2015 cheap sale g stability categories for women¡¯s running shoes do not appear appropriate based on the risk of experiencing pain when training for a half marathon.¡± More clearly, they conclude their abstract with the telling statement that ¡°The findings of this study suggest that our current approach of prescribing in-shoe pronation control systems on the basis of foot type is overly simplistic and potentially injurious.¡± Now wait a second. If this is true, then why does almost every shoe store on this planet classify shoes based on pronation control (i.e., neutral, stability, motion control, etc¡), and place runners in shoes based on their arch height (more on arch height in another post to come soon) or degree of ¡°observed¡± pronation? This is bewildering stuff, and further strengthens my belief that maybe it¡¯s time for a change in how we choose or ¡°prescribe¡± our shoes.
I have trained with recreational runners, college runners (who leave me in the dust), and even very serious ultramarathoners, and one thing holds true, their gait tends to be consistent independent of the particular shoe (that is if they are not consistently focused on forcing themselves to do something, as is often the case for people retraining as a mid/forefoot striker). The only difference people tend to notice is the level of cushioning (obviously more important for heel-strikers), the shoe¡¯s dimensions in regard to one¡¯s foot (is the toe-box tight/roomy/toooooooo roomy), and how well the hell cups one¡¯s foot (or doesn¡¯t, a Nike Air Max 90 cheap uk t all). All of these add up to two main things, does the shoe injure you (blisters, odd pressure point injuries, nerve compression etc), and does the level of feedback provided by the shoe match your impact pattern (yes, you can run on your forefoot and still have high impact, or still overstride etc¡reality check).
I run in them and everything goes to shit, i cant breath- they throw off my rhythm, their too thick and absorb to much energy upon propulsion, the midfoot has a ¡®torsio Nike Flyknit Air Max cheap sale n bar¡¯ my foot cant bend and use all its potential.