I was asking advice in a running shop today (well yesterday) and they encouraged me to try the Brooks Pure project shoes. There are 3 different models available according to your needs.. Felt weird to me as I have always run with a regular heel. I think they were described as being 4mm drop. Might be worth a look. I'm still considering whether to buy some. It's an expensive experiment if they don't suit, though I'm told you get used to them. I have no problems from wearing the standard heal so I really don't know whether to mess with things.
400ish out of my flows
Or go the whole hog and drop down to VivoBarefoot Neos or Evos - Not sure how many miles I've done in my Neos as they're not my only shoes but I expect to keep wearing them until the sole is worn through and I expect that to take several hundred miles!
I think Newton Gravities have a 4mm drop.
Distances are 2 mm drop, less than the Gravities. Think Motions are the same as the Gravities.
You could probably get soem Kinvara 2s for a decent price now that the 3s are out.
Anyone worn both so got a comparison between X-Talon 190 and 212? My wide foot means that the softer material of the 190 is much more comfortable. I'm looking for something with just a bit more underfoot protection than my VivoBarefoot Neo Trails. I did see one review that suggested the 190 might actually give (strange though it may seem) stightly MORE protection from underfoot pointy things than the 212 - something to do with the material the sole is made of.
Just to update did a marathon in my Brooks Pure Grits and they were great, jumped from 11 miles to 26.2 with no problems, no blisters or unusual aches!
I also have a pair of NB110's but they are a little too minimalist for me! I haven't tried the Kinvara's but have found other 4mm drop Saucony's to be a bit stiff, I like my shoes flexible!
Well for the last couple of weeks I've done all my runs in my Neos or Neo Trails - including nine miles in the Lake District last Wednesday and 24 miles mostly off-road on Saturday. Taken me some time to get to this point! The only negative is that now if I go into a shop and try on conventional running shoes I really notice that heel-toe differential and it feels awful. The low-drop (one- or two- arrow) Inov8s are okay for drop (3 or 6 mm) - but made on their "Performance" last which is too narrow in the forefoot. Apparently they're going to be making some of the lower drop shoes in their "Anatomical" shape soon - I'm looking forward to trying those.
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