Thanks nike air max 90 dames for your input. Much as I¡¯m always hesitant to use the word ¡°pronation¡± since it has different meanings to different groups (e.g., clinicians vs. runners), I was also very hesitant to use the phrase ¡°plantar fasciitis.¡± I toyed with the idea of calling it plantar fasciopathy to recognize the typical lack of inflammatory processes in all cases, but since runners use plantar fasciitis as a catch-all phrase for heel pain I opted to go with it ¨C it¡¯s a challenge in writing a blog vs. a scientific paper!
I have a fairly long history with the Nike Free line of shoes. My first step into more minimal footwear was with the Free 3.0 v1 back in 2009. I loved that shoe, and would rank it up with my favorite running shoes of all time (or at least since I started running seriously back in 2007).
What is it that makes the Free so popular? Fashion trends are surely part of it. When I was working at the college I swear almost every female student had a pair, and some told me they had 4-5 pairs in different colors. But, they¡¯d also comment to me that they loved the goedkope nike free nederland m since they¡¯re so comfortable. To me, the latter is why they have endured ¨C Nike Frees are incredibly comfortable as causal shoes. They lack extensive rubber outsole so they feel soft (but not too soft) and don¡¯t make much noise when they contact the ground. Furthermore, the extensive siping (grooves) on the sole makes them extremely flexible. The combo of softish sole and extreme flexibility makes the shoes feel almost like slippers. When you can combine fashion, comfort, and effective marketing you wind up with a bestselling shoe. Like them or not, Nike does that better than any other brand.
So I got myself a pair last month because they were being sold at half price as part of a clearance sale. Little did I know that I will get terrible plantar fascitis out of it because my feet have been used to a 4mm drop (Kinvara and Type A) for the past 2 years and then suddenly running on a 10mm drop shoe (Mizuno Sayonara). And now I¡¯m fighting with pain under my foot in the morning as I take my first step, and on the outer part of my left calf as the day progresses. I stopped using the Mizuno and got myself a new pair of Asics 33FA (4mm drop) to rotate with my Kinvaras and Type A. Never again will I use shoes higher than a 4mm drop.
Even if the shoe companies start to slim down the number of pronation control options, they¡¯re still going to make the shoes ¨C because realistically, they¡¯re a business, and while many people will try minimal shoes, many others will refuse the idea. All it takes is one MBA to shoot down the push from a whole team of biomechanics folks.
¡°Motion control shoes have actuall nike roshe run heren y been shown to cause injuries as opposed to preventing them.¡± Pure pseudo-science. Every kind of shoe can and has been blamed for injuring/curing runners.What I don¡¯t understand is the desire of fashion-twats who love minimal shoes, to interfere in the motion-control market. If wearing only socks suits you, do it. But why make a noise about shoes that you don¡¯t buy or wear? Leave that to those of us who have had success with support/MC shoes. I don¡¯t try and tell you not to wear ridiculous little fashion slippers ¨ nike air max thea nederland C so don¡¯t tell me not to wear heavy, supportive ¡®foot-coffins¡¯.