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RobertOsfield

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  • It sounds like you have insoles with two different lasts.  Inov-8 have three lasts, performance, comfort and nartural/anatomical.  The performance is the most narrow, while the natural is widest. I can't comment on 1.5mm differences you've measured…
  • I have wide feet and really struggle with most shoes.  Shoes that have worked for me so far are inov-8 Natural Last, shoes I used regularly are inov-8 F-Lite 232 + 252, and Trailroc 245 + 255.  These shoes are the only ones I've bought so far that I…
  • You could run with road shoes on that type of trail while it's dry, but would have problems if there is any wetter sections or rainfall. If you like a good amount of cushioning then the Nike Kiger or Wildhorse would probably do you fine.  For more f…
  • My favourite trail shoe is the F-Lite 232, zero drop, firm ride, super flexible, light, decent last even for my wide feet, very breathable, good on and road and trails and very comfortable to wear.   Also in my regular shoe rotation is a pair Nike K…
  • I don't have any experience with Virrata or Pure Drift, so can't comment on there suitability.  The best I can suggest is just try a pair on if you can and see if you feel comfortable in them, if you do buy them :-) What I would suggest is that perh…
  • F-Lite 232's are zero drop.  The rest of the F-Lite range have 3mm to 6mm drop depending upon the model.
  • Inov-8 have refreshed their F-Lite 232 models this year adding a completely black model.  It's about as low key as you could possible get: www.sportsshoes.com/product/ino354/inov8-f~lite-232-running-shoes/ I have last years bright coloured models an…
  • I have a pair of Nike Terra Kiger and the would be a good foot for someone who likes a softer ride.  They aren't a perfect shoe though, they don't breath well, and the grip on the heel is fail, but on the forefoot it grips well.  The upper feels gre…
  • I have feet that are very wide at the mid-foot (the outside of my mid-foot is just as wide as my forefoot) and struggle to find shoes that accommodate my feet properly.  The most success I've had so far is with Inov-8's shoes with their Anatomical/N…
  • I prefer the look of the Road-X-Treme 178 over the 138 :-) The 178's are firm and pretty flexible, they have become more flexible - they feel pretty flat to me, certainly don't effect my stide + foot strike.  Grip on roads is fantastic, even when th…
  • I would consider looking at non zero drop shoes, there are a number of 3mm drop shoes that are flexible and lightweight and can work well for one with a mid-foot stride.   I have pair of Inov-8 Road-Xtreme 178's (road shoe) and in theory they are a …
  • If I were lacing up my shoes for this type of run I'd be using my F-Lite 232's, great if you like zero drop and a firm and nibble ride. If you like the NewBalance last and shoes then perhaps the WT1010 might be good replacement for the WT101's.
  • Oh all threads to strike a chord... I guess goes to show that we all struggle with different shoes for different reasons. I really disliked the pair of MT110's I got.  On paper they were a great fit for what type of shoe I want. But in the flesh the…
  • Rather than look to a shoe for solution perhaps you can alter your gait a little, or re jig your training to factor in a bit more recovery.   In terms of gait try keeping your lower legs relaxed, a good cue for this is relax your wrists, elbows and …
  • I don't have experience with either the NB1010 or Fastwich 6 but a couple of days ago I ran a road marathon in a pair of Inov8 Road-X-Treme 178's.  Out of the box I found that just a little too firm to consider doing marathon in them but found repla…
  • Hips don't rotate from the foot, hips rotate from the.. wait for it... HIP, that's the job of hip joint. You can't define a rotation where something doesn't rotate, just how stupid this you even point out when looking real-world runners and yes Mich…
  • Neither running or walking are controlled falling.  I don't know where this silly idea came from but it's total hogwash.  If you ever see someone suggesting that running or walking are a controlled fall then it's a red flag that they don't understan…
  • Thanks for links.  Christopher's articles are riddled with pseudo science.  For those who don't understand the laws of physics no doubt it sounds compelling, but for those of use who do it's very misguided and confused. Gravitational toque is an eff…
  • Hi Idenby, "If, for example, someone pushed you from behind by surprise, you would instinctively PULL your foot off the ground so you could regain support to stop you falling on your face, you wouldn't instinctively PUSH into the ground. Repositioni…
  • You clearly don't understand running mechanics.  Sadly being a Pose advocate requires you to leave understanding of actual physics behind and enter the world of make believe. Gravity absolutely doesn't pull you forward, it's a vertical force, it acc…