After running for about one year, I discovered Runblogger's site this June, and became really interested in running form and shoes.
Feeling I could improve my form, I started switching to a more forefoot strike (in Saucony Triumphs), bought a pair of Green Silences over the internet, and started rotating shoes (and taking them off now and then at the end of runs). Also bought Vivobarefoot Neos as summer walking shoes, for a more natural ground feel.
After some gradual building of pace and distance while running on my mid/forefoot, I ditched the Sauconys, and completed the last 8 weeks of my first HM-training in my GS's as a mid/forefoot striker.
(Finished that HM in 1:40)
I then bought Road Gloves as light walking shoes, convinced that I'd need a lóng time before running more than say 2K in them. To my great surprise I had no trouble running up to 10K in them, as long as I maintained an easy, effortless pace. I did feel my calves again when I did my first tempo runs in them (as in the M730's which I since then also bought).
My point (finally!) is:
Now that I changed my footstrike, getting over mildly stiff calves in the morning for about two months, h2t drop seems to matter less to me than the intensity of my run. I've never filmed my footstrike, but I would reason that the height of the heel doesn't matter much if the heel doesn't touch the ground. Any thoughts on this?
PS: Has anyone experienced a lift in the lateral forefoot (as recently discussed regarding in the MT110) in the M730?