Triathlete article

This is an interesting article I found today on about the drop of the shoes, which was mentioned in my previous post.

Personally, as said before feel better and run better with a 0mm drop shoe, I use 4mm drop for training so I don’t hurt too much my legs with all the volume but for racing a 0mm feels way better.

Should you run in a zero drop shoe?

By: Jay Dicharry

Running gait analyst and running injury expert Jay Dicharry shares his top tips.

Q: Should it by my goal to eventually run in a zero-drop shoe with a flat profile if I’ve been running for years in a shoe with a 12mm heel-toe drop?

A: It depends on the person and what they want out of running and what works for them. Not every runner needs to get down to a zero-drop shoe, but running in a shoe with firm cushioning and a minimal heel-toe drop of about 3-5mm clearly reduces the torque and impact forces on the body while also enhancing a runner’s stability.

For some people, a shoe with a 4mm heel-toe drop like the Saucony Kinvara or Brooks Pure Flow will be the end point. For other people, they might find that a zero-drop Altra Instinct or Merrell Road Glove works best for them and the Kinvara might be a useful shoe to use along the way. But it’s important to know that a runner needs to work on strength and form drills to get into a shoe with a lower drop, otherwise they could be risking prolonged soreness or injury.


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