Sorry chaps, seems the email notifications aren't working so only spotted your responses when I checked back.
Born to Run is one of the books I've read, there's also mention of barefoot running in Running with the Kenyans and a few others. It all sounds like common sense, just let your body run naturally and stop messing with your biometrics. I think if I were trying to shave seconds off a PB and my main rival had better biometrics, it might matter. But that's not my game.
The saucony sound a good option to try. Less heel strike will take the stress off the joints and keep the knee surgeon happy
How many runners when told to stop running actually stop? Its just not an option for a good few years, I'm not even 40!
Some new shoes and a softer foot strike must surely keep the joints working for a while yet.
Been using asics 2100 series for stability as fitted at a running store quite a few years back. Mid mileage runner and did first marathon last year but after a few injuries over last 12 months incl ACL and meniscus tears im thinking of going back to a neutral shoe as the asics just dont feel right and following discussions with the knee surgeon ive started thinking we shouldnt be messing with our natural gait. Anyone gone back to neutrals from years in stability shoe?