After success with several models of the Saucony ProGrid Triumph I recently purchased a pair of '9's with a much heralded 8mm drop.
However, I cannot seem to run much in them as they seem to pull my achilles and I have to revert back to my '7's to rehabilitate.
Is it just me and my ultra tight calves/achilles or has anybody esle had this issue ?
Having a lower heel/toe differential means muscles & tendons have to work through a greater range of motion than befor... maybe take the shoes out for a few walks and if it feels ok try a slow 1 or 2 miler and see how it goes...
Thanks Roland, I'll give that a try.
Maybe also do some extra stretching/foam rolling/self massage on your calves and achilles to try loosening everything off a bit. Also rolling a tennis ball under your foot cause there is often too tight as well. Also you could try walking about barefoot more at home to get your muscles and tendons adapted to going through a greater range of movement but without the harder stress of running.
Thanks for the advice sean
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