At the same time, the barefoot, minimalist running diehards do seem to have a good point or two. I especially enjoyed the recent RW article on the developer of the Newton shoe. It sounds good and makes me want to try some shoes that force me to strike closer near the front of the foot, but I’ve run for so long without any issues. Although, I’m wondering if simply taking shorter strides and ensuring that I come down under the body, as opposed to out in front, has the same effect.
What to do? Keep learning, I guess. And until I decide to try something new, let the debate continue.
|Of course, look at the professionals and it’s not that much different; hmmm.....|