Just wondering if any1 can help, Ive recently changed (with advice from Sweatshop) from neutral to stability shoes as I now have fallen arches (I was getting shin splints quite alot with neutral shoes but that was the only problem with them). I have now tried 2 different types of stability trainers (Sweatshop have been great!) and I am now getting pins & needles in my toes on left foot and sometimes right foot too, starts after about 15 mins & comes and goes for the rest of my run and its really uncomfortable. I havent had any injuries or changed anything but my trainers so I can only think they are the culprit? If any1 else has any ideas (i have done ALOT of Googling!) any advice would be great. Thinking I might just go back to neutral trainers and just put up with the occassional shin splints as they are less uncomfortable!!
Loosen your laces ... it is possible that it is not related to whether you have stability or neutralMay be the size is wrong also ?Build up the calf muscles to help with avoiding shin splints, keep a good technique and stretch after
I have tried loosening my laces and it made no difference, I honestly cannot link it to anything else other than the shoes otherwise its a massive coincidence!Size is also fine im a whole size bigger than my 'normal' shoes. Jindalee what is "a couple of HM"?did u give up on the stability ones and just get cushioned ones? Thanks for all the ideas!
Thanks Jindalee, i have had a bit of knee pain in my left knee aswell with the stability shoes, think my best bet is to go back to the neutral/cushioned shoe. Thanks for all the advice!
Thanks again, i will keep u posted and let u know when/if im pain free!
Not much luck so far, bought some cheap neutral shoes to try (on my treadmill so i will be taking them back to the shop!) just to compare and had the numbness &pins & needles in both my feet (sole of my forefoot and toes)! will probably just take the stability 1's back to Sweatshop & swap them for neutral but with loads of forefoot cushioning as I am a forefoot striker and think lack of cushioning may be contributing! I will also visit my doc (if i get the time!) and mention it to him. This is all so frustrating, have just started a new job & its quite stressful &my running keeps me sane!
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