>Gears and Wears>OWIE! -- Shoe Rotation Issue/Questions
Needs more cowbell!
• 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Could a month of running in a shoe with less stability (the 1222 is for moderate - severe overpronators and the 767 is for mild - moderate) and on loose, snowy terrain have changed my gait and muscle strength in my lower legs in such a way where I no longer need as much stability? Or could it be something else?
It could be adjusting to the "new" shoe. After wearing something different for a period of time, it may take some time to adjust back. Might also have to do with lacing. I know I've gotten pain in the front of my shin if I have laced my shoes too tight (not sure why, but hey).
Of course, it could be something else, too. If it happens again, with the same routine, then I would say it's the shoes. Otherwise, it could've just been an off day, too.
I rotate my shoes, but my experience has kind of been like Mike's - I always end up prefering one shoe, so wouldn't it make more sense to just get two of those?
I dunno. Right now I'm using 4 different shoes, 2 that are stability and 2 neutral, and there is definitely one I like most. But I've had no problem, and maybe it's part of what's keeping me injury free while I abuse my legs.
I think this is always going to be one of those YMMV things. I'd think that in the end, if one shoe feels good, you might wanna stick with it. If it ain't broke, etc. Of course - what'd you do with the other pair?
And I always have the same dilemma with this that I have at restaurants: if I always get the Asics (or, say, the tater tots), how do I know another pair wouldn't magically be better? Make me taller? Faster? Able to leap tall buildings? (And maybe the potato skins would make me really that much happier than the tater tots ...)
Sticking with the tater tots is maybe the safe and smart way to go. But, man, those potato skins look good ...
(I think I need a snack ...)