Moving to minimal shoes
Hhhmmm you cant really get proper midfoot technique in high heeled running shoes... well I should say its different to midfoot striking in a shoe with no raised heel.
If you are midfoot striking it doesnt matter what weight you are and you will gain nothing from wearing shoes with a thick cushion even if they are flat heeled. Like newtons...
^^ Get some thin soled minimalist shoes. I have luna sandals but they arent everyones taste but I find it to be a piece of footwear for any occasion..
Skinzman, I am similar to you, just 1.5 stones less. I am considering the Newton range (Distance or Sir Isaac) as a secondary training shoe to the Brooks Ghost (will be getting the 5). In the meantime, I will also consider the Brooks Pure Cadence (I have a low arch) or Brooks Pureflow with insoles. Hope this helps.
If you don't have any chronic or recurring injuries why would you consider moving to "minimalist" - just for the hell of it? If you do decide to follow that path, then I recommend you look at two things as independent design variables: low to zero drop, and more or less cushioning. For example, Hokas are zero drop but with loads of cushioning. Barefoot is the same drop but no cushioning. inov8 have transitional models at 3, 6 and 9 mm drop and one to three arrows cushioning rating (of a max of 4). Some other manufactureres have transitional shoes too.
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