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Barefoot and happy
I've heard good things, but the price turns me off. If you're really concerned with improving your form, you can spend some time running barefoot, which is free.
Any piece of equipment that proclaims to solve all your woes, or make you suddenly faster or more efficient, smacks of snake oil and marketing hype.
OK, if I sound ranty, there's a reason I won't go into right now, but anyway...
Couple points here. Firstly, from all the numbers I've ever read, around 80% of the running population are heel strikers. What does this mean? Two things: A) The shoe companies design shoes to fit the largest audience; B) There is absolutely nothing biomechanically wrong with heel striking.
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Does anyone have these? Other than the price, I'm very interested in checking them out. I currently use
nike air structure triax+ 10 (with orthotics), but would like to get a 2nd pair of shoes and am looking for ideas.
In the past I've been told Brooks Beast and Asics Kayanos (I've ran my Kayanos into the ground now, there's hardly any tread left, HENCE the trip to Tucson)
Interesting. I've followed that same path. Wore the beasts for a long time, then tried the Kayanos, now I'm using the nike air structure triax+ 10. I'm happier with these than both the brooks and asics.
Minimalist running only works if you can stay off the roads and - personally - I can't do that more than for about 1/3 of my runs. The reality is that running shoes are a new invention that was designed to protect us from another relatively new invention: the roads.