Is there a site that lists the heel-toe drop of shoes?

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10/01/2013 at 22:08

I've googled but can't find one. Want to know what the stats are for Adidas Kanadias...


11/01/2013 at 08:58

Kanadias are 11/12mm...

11/01/2013 at 09:42

that seems a lot? or maybe its just me. . .

Edited: 11/01/2013 at 09:42
11/01/2013 at 09:45

pretty common for a running shoe i think.

11/01/2013 at 09:47

Not great for an off-road shoe though, makes them feel unstable when running at pace over rough/broken terrain...

11/01/2013 at 13:03

Thanks. Was just wondering as they feel less built up in the heel than my Cumulus. From this info, it looks like they're pretty much the same though...

11/01/2013 at 13:08
New Balance 110 is somewhere in between a normal trail shoe and a total minimal one. I got some in sports direct last summer and are still going strong. They are around the same price as the Adidas ones.
11/01/2013 at 13:32

Thanks Millsy, I may try them out.

I don't have an opinion one way or the other about minimal shoes and barefoot running but I've been having problems with shin splints and road running and am swapping to mostly offroad. Noticed that when running on tarmac in the Kanadias that there seems to be less of them under the heel than my normal shoes, and that I'm running more midfoot. Unsure if it's really happening or if I'm just imagining it.

11/01/2013 at 14:00

RWD - the other factor is the amount of cushioning, I have Mizuno Mirage and Fastwitch shoes that are both 4mm drop - but theres a lot more padding in the Mirages.  The Mirage have 21mm padding in the forefoot, the Fastwitch have only 15mm (so the heel padding is 21+4 and 15+4).  There is a noticeable difference between the two even when standing still.

The Cumulus has 22mm padding in the forefoot, so you may find the Kanadia is less than this (sorry can't confirm as they not listed on my favourite reference site).



11/01/2013 at 14:37

Running Warehouse shop lists them for each model, but I don't know of anywhere that collects all the figures in one spot.

Edited: 11/01/2013 at 14:38
11/01/2013 at 16:24

High levels of cushioning + high heel/toe differential = higher potential for twisted ankles...   

11/01/2013 at 16:31

I think most trail shoes will have less padding as the terrain is more forgiving than tarmac and also a lower shoe is more stable on uneven ground.

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