>Gears and Wears>Hattori vs Kinvara- winter running
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Lately I've been running only in my Saucony Hattoris, but with the winter weather I'm afraid of slipping in them. Would it be a good idea for me to invest in a pair of Kinvaras as well (so I can use my yaktrax with them). I've ran outdoors the last 3 winters but this is my first in 'minimalist' shoes. Also, I cannot run in regular trainers as it seems my runner's knee acts up when I do that.
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I own (among many other shoes) both Hattoris and Kinvaras... Apple vs. Orangutan
If you've become accustomed to the Hattoris, the Kinvaras will likely seem foreign. (On me, I end up in debilitating pain [until I remove them].)
I suggest you first try the Hattoris with the Yaktrax. If that doesn't work for you, then consider moving to "more" shoe.
That said... I live in Michigan. Last year - when we had more than our usual share of snow and nastiness - I used my Yaktrax maybe twice on daily road runs. (And, definitely, two other times on snow-covered trails.) Otherwise, I found it a GREAT opportunity to practice good form. If I hit a patch of ice and slipped, then I was running wrong - either pushing off or committing some other sin.
FWIW - this winter, my Yaktrax platform will be the New Balance Minimus Trail WT20 (or MT20). It's a fairly low riding minimal shoe with enough of a rock plate to make what I think will be a great platform for Yaktrax or microspikes. It's a 4mm drop shoe; but, much with more in common with Hattoris than the Kinvaras. (Flexible, but protective; roomy toe box; low to the ground, etc.)
pace sera, sera
Thanks, I was hoping for a response from someone who's worn both. Guess I'll try the Yaktrax on the Hattoris. I was thinking I may have an old pair of AdiZeros somewhere, I could probably use those when we get snow.
You could try using shoe glue to attach metal studs to the hattori.
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