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Eventclips ruined my life!

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 20:51
Cheerful Dave wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

Do you really need 20/20 vision to use a safety pin?

It's a simple enough device, you do most of it by touch surely?

Tell that to the 'four downward lines' bloke.

Shoe choice for orthotics

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:14
RoadWarrior wrote (see)

Go and see a podiatrist for professional advice or go to a specialist running shoe store. Do not listen to the extremists on here that will try and indoctrinate you that Bare foot running or wearing  Vibram Five Fingers or low heel drop light trainers are the best for running.

Plus one on the above comment - ignore the Barefoot evangelists and get some proper advice.

adidas spring blades

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 20:01

They are fashion shoes, like Nike Shox.  I don't ever see anyone running in either and I am guessing for good reason!

Shoe choice for orthotics

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 20:00

Please don't follow advice from the internet - ask your podiatrist!  

Nobody here knows you, let alone your running style and there are plenty of people who follow fashions, jump on bandwagons or believe untested theories are facts re: running shoe styles.  You have had an injury - you should ask a real expert, not someone here, well-meaning or not.  Good luck!

Wanted, shoes advice;; press fastening not laces

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 20:45

The eBay ones are exactly the same, but are £3, instead of £12.  Or, you can source your own elastic and buy a couple of toggles from an outdoor shop for a quid!

Barefoot/minimal shoes

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 22:46
RoadWarrior wrote (see)

I became sick of unfriendly customer service of sales assistants telling me what shoes to buy. I now buy barefoot/minimalist shoes online or from discount stores at bargain prices. Now I get to buy two or three pairs for the price of one bulky over protective high heeled  trainer shoes.

Perhaps you can share where you are getting these (in-fashion) minimal shoes for a third of the price of (unfashionable) technical running shoes?  I am finding the opposite - as everyone jumps on the minimal bandwagon, the price for what are effectively racing flats goes over £80, whilst support shoes can be had for clearance prices.  Thanks

Stability vs motion control

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 22:40

It's worth noting that MC shoes have a straighter last than 'support' shoes - it's not just the size/density of the medial post.  I have a pair of NB1012 from when I had knee surgery and when looking at them from underneath, they have almost no curve to them at all.

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=wEO1aQwYM3lLSM&tbnid=PqVILVqXY7ROqM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fffden-2.phys.uaf.edu%2F211_spring2009.web%2FJoseph_DeWilde%2Fanatomyofashoe.html&ei=snftUqjSJar8ygOc-IGQCg&bvm=bv.60444564,d.bGE&psig=AFQjCNFPRd4lZZqV9-YxunpbAHqgoZpRRw&ust=1391380786297250

 

Another shoe question

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 18:29

I guess it depends on your weight, running style and the heaviness of your strike.  I had Brooks Adrenaline and loved them, then got some Asics 2160s for cheap and found they seemed less-cushioned.  Probably due to me 'blowing through' their cushioning onto the surface below.  If you are light on your feet, that same thing might feel firm, if that makes sense?

shoes for deerstalker

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 18:23

+1 for the Trabuco - I have a pair of these (and Inov8 FlyRoc, New Balance MT101 and Mizuno XC spikes) and they are great for all-round use.  Good cushioning, support and grip - not the lightest, but if you have 2 pounds of mud stuck to any shoe, they are going to feel heavy!

Army Fit!

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 21:33

I would aim for a minute off your time - it will make a difference.  You will improve over phase 1, but it's easier if you have a stronger base to work from.  And a little focus in upper-body isn't a bad idea, either.

(I was an infantry officer for 11 years, so have some idea).  Good luck!

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