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Low drop running shoes

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  • 16-09-2019 9:30am
    #1
    Closed Accounts Posts: 13


    Hi
    Where do I start looking for these

    Won't be doing big mileage, thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,834 ✭✭✭OOnegative


    Usurper. wrote: »
    Hi
    Where do I start looking for these

    Won't be doing big mileage, thanks

    What makes you think low drop runners are suitable for you?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 Usurper.


    OOnegative wrote: »
    What makes you think low drop runners are suitable for you?

    Walking, anything with a heel causes me foot and calf issues

    I have to wear flat cheap runners


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,834 ✭✭✭OOnegative


    Usurper. wrote: »
    Walking, anything with a heel causes me foot and calf issues

    I have to wear flat cheap runners

    Go to a reputable running shop & get fitted for the the correct runners for you. Run Hub & Amphibian King in Dublin are good. You’ll save money in the long run rather than buying incorrect runners and then spending more money on visits to a physio as a result.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,340 ✭✭✭TFBubendorfer


    And if you want to have a look online, https://www.sportsshoes.com/ isusually a good place.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,178 ✭✭✭MY BAD


    Altra are zero drop


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,536 ✭✭✭Ceepo


    OOnegative wrote: »
    Go to a reputable running shop & get fitted for the the correct runners for you. Run Hub & Amphibian King in Dublin are good. You’ll save money in the long run rather than buying incorrect runners and then spending more money on visits to a physio as a result.

    While your intentions might be good, unfortunately there is no evidence that any of the above statement is true.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,834 ✭✭✭OOnegative


    Ceepo wrote: »
    While your intentions might be good, unfortunately there is no evidence that any of the above statement is true.

    While your intentions might be true also show me where i’m wrong? Never once said my statement was gospel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,536 ✭✭✭Ceepo


    OOnegative wrote: »
    While your intentions might be true also show me where i’m wrong? Never once said my statement was gospel.

    Theres no evidence to say that any particular runners prevents injury. Even if you buy them in a "reputable running store"


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,834 ✭✭✭OOnegative


    Ceepo wrote: »
    Theres no evidence to say that any particular runners prevents injury. Even if you buy them in a "reputable running store"

    Again I never said any particular runners prevent injury.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,536 ✭✭✭Ceepo


    OOnegative wrote: »
    Again I never said any particular runners prevent injury.

    Maybe I miss interpeted what you wrote.

    1st you asked it op " why they thought that low drop were the right runners for them"
    Then suggested going to a "reputable running shop to get the right runners for them", otherwise they would end up spending more on physio visits.

    This implies to me a least that
    1, wearing low drop runners would result in the op having to go to the physio presumably because they were injured.
    2, That going to a reputable running store to get the right runners for them, that they some how wont have to go to the physio, presumably because they're not injured.

    I was simply pointing out that there was no evidence that getting " the right" even for them runners in a specialist running store will result in less injury, hence less chance of visiting a physio.

    There are lots of study's done on the impact of specific runners to match running style and the evidence doesnt back up that wearing a particular runner to match your running style prevents injury.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭DukeOfDromada


    Ceepo wrote: »
    Maybe I miss interpeted what you wrote.

    1st you asked it op " why they thought that low drop were the right runners for them"
    Then suggested going to a "reputable running shop to get the right runners for them", otherwise they would end up spending more on physio visits.

    This implies to me a least that
    1, wearing low drop runners would result in the op having to go to the physio presumably because they were injured.
    2, That going to a reputable running store to get the right runners for them, that they some how wont have to go to the physio, presumably because they're not injured.

    I was simply pointing out that there was no evidence that getting " the right" even for them runners in a specialist running store will result in less injury, hence less chance of visiting a physio.

    There are lots of study's done on the impact of specific runners to match running style and the evidence doesnt back up that wearing a particular runner to match your running style prevents injury.

    Just curious if there is any evidence that wearing the incorrect runners causes injury?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,536 ✭✭✭Ceepo


    Just curious if there is any evidence that wearing the incorrect runners causes injury?

    Never came across any study that asked that question.
    I suppose the 1st thing is you would have to established is, what are incorrect runners, and how do you establish that?.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 surmise


    A long time ago I went to reputable running store and did the gait analysis lark. Based on the wonkiness of my stride I was recommended a big, rigid pair of clonkers which I duly bought. I experienced knee, hip and plantar pain, which I attribute to the runners as these have not been an issue since

    Running in more minimal shoes, I have to manage sore achilles, caused, I'm sure, by tight calves, in turn caused by tight hamstrings and so on. Almost everyone will have to manage some kind of ongoing issue. But at least these are my actual baseline physiological issues which I can hope to gradually address over time, and not a different, random bunch of issues artificially created by over-engineered shoes.

    That's just my take on it anyway. OP - runrepeat.com is good for info regarding stack height, heel-toe drop etc. and a useful tool for side by side comparison of the various specs


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