After a bit of research and some niggly ITB and achillies issues, I decided to make the change to minimalist trainers and having always used Saucony I opted for the Cortana's. My ITB and achillies niggles have gone and I feel that my gait has improved. I am now more of fore foot striker and am much lighter on my feet. BUT....after 5 months my calves are still suffering. It's not debilitating but always uncomfortable no matter how much I try and stretch them out. Should I go back to 'normal' trainers or live with the sore calves?
The usual advice is to have several different trainers in rotation. This will help your muscles and joints to get some variation. Maybe a pair of well cushioned for the longer runs and a pair of minimalist for the shorter ones?
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