Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:43 am
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This post Nike Dunk Sky Hi Femmes 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 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.
I hope this will change with time as Mizuno does make some really nice shoes ¨C the Wave Ronin and Wave Musha are solid transitional shoes, and the Wave Universe is a favorite of many minimalists. In fact the update to the latter is coming soon, and they have made what, from an appearance standpoint, was a pretty bland shoe into one that looks pretty sweet ¨C check it out (from Running Warehouse):
On the run, the Peg 31 feels cushy under the heel (there is a zoom air unit under the heel), and the forefoot stability is much improved over the Peg 29¡¯s in the video above. I haven¡¯t taken any video of myself in the 31¡¯s, but I haven¡¯t had any issues with ball of foot abrasion which suggests that the problem has been fixed. They also just feel firmer and more responsive under the forefoot.
Given this, I thought I¡¯d do a little home experiment and measure the heel-toe drop in some of the shoes in my shoe rack. The challenge in doing this is that you can¡¯t simply measure heel or forefoot height from the side of the shoe because the midsole frequently curls up around the sides above the level where the heel sits, such that you might overestimate thickness if measuring in this manner (not to mention that you wouldn¡¯t be including the insole thickness). Rather, what I did was to use a bar clamp that could be cinched up inside the shoe on the insole and on the bottom of the outsole ¨C in other words, I clamped from the top of the insole to the bottom of the outsole. By comparing the length of the clamp bar when fully closed to the length when cinched to the shoe (see photos below), I could calculate the difference and Nike Air Max 90 Pas Cher thereby estimate heel or forefoot thickness.
The original New Balance Minimus deserves some love as a misunderstood classic that could have been marketed better, It seemed to be perceived as being either too minimal by some and not minimal enough by others instead of being appreciated as the wonderful transitional shoe it was.
Thanks to your adept reviews, I¡¯ve grown to love Saucony shoes (Kinvara and Hattori). I¡¯ve been a Nike fan for a while (Free & Pegasus) before the Saucony love-affair. Still haven¡¯ Nike Air Max 90 Femme Pas Cher t found that ¡°third-wheel¡±; the jury¡¯s still out on Skechers. :]