Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:50 am
• Superman | 104 Posts | 1040 Points
The Kinvara is not as wide as an Altra ¨C if wide is what you need the Altra Instinct or Torin might be worth a shot. The Kinvara will fit more like the Clifton, but it¡¯s not as squishy underfoot, not sure if the latter might have contributed to your blister issues.
This post was authored by Peter Larson. Pete is a recovering academic who currently works as an exercise physiologist, running coach, and writer. He's also a father of three and a fanatical runner with a bit of a shoe obsession. In addition to writing and airmaxruns.uk editing this site, he is co-author of the book Tread Lightly, and writes a personal blog called The Blogologist. Follow Pete on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and via email.
Though efficient foot function and natural foot movement are repeatedly emphasized in early marketing materials, it¡¯s interesting that they tout the gel pod in the heel of the Gel Blur and talk about how the shoe was designed to offer ¡°a cushioned ride from heel strike all the way through toe-off.¡± Apparently Asics has a different view as to what constitutes natural running form than those who run most naturally, i.e. those who habitually run without shoes (see second video).
Additionally, racing flats are not completely zero-drop either, and possibly that could also be seen as a racing compromise, offloading the achilles somewhat in the race situation might be good even if you train in zero-dropped shoes.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Scott. Unfortunately this is the nature of shoe updates ¨C some will benefit from them, others will not like them. Human variability make Nike Air Max 2015 uk s it impossible that a shoe will work for everyone unfortunately.