Fellow shoe geeks,
I'm struggling with finding a pair of shoes that works for me. I've owned or currently own the Kinvara 1, Brooks PureConnect, Vibram Bikila, Merrell Bare Access 2 and Vapor Glove, Puma Faas 100 (see other thread... ugh), and the Inov-8 Bare-X-Lite 150. All of them I either (a) didn't care for the heel-toe drop (Kinvara and Brooks) or (b) had some sort of pain/discomfort limiting miles and/or running due to too many miles on too minimal a shoe. Here's what I'm trying to find:
- low drop, preferably zero, definitely less than 4mm
- light and flexible
- narrow-ish toebox (Virrata and Kinvara are great, Merrell and Altra too wide)
- some level of cushion (the Vapor Glove and Inov-8 are too minimal for even 15k, at least for me)
Some shoes I've been eyeballing are the Virrata (still a lot of shoe, but looking better as the list gets shorter), Inov-8 138 and 178, Skechers Prana, and Newton's Performance line. Anything I'm missing? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for the help!