I'm running more now.

I'm running more now. I have back pain if I heel strike, I'm trying to run land more towards the front of the foot. My calves are pretty sore after making this change.
Thoughts on this shoe?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You'll want a running shoe with support and cushioning if you're having pain. These wide flat thinner shoes are great for weightlifting because they're super stable but not great for high impact stuff.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      False

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I run in similar shoes. I don't run marathons or anything but they feel pretty good when you're used to them. while there is Less cushioning obviously, the front of your foot acts as a natural spring to dampen your ground strike. you shouldn't be heel striking on hard surfaces at all, it plays against our natural biomechanics and sends the impact straight through our legs to our back. I'm at the point where even in cushioned shoes I find myself trying to forefoot strike. take the barefoot pill it's worth it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      your calves certainly take a beating when you first start, and shin splints are all but inevitable. condition yourself slowly until you aren't sore anymore

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm running on these every single day. No problems whatsoever, other than them not being waterproof (I'm getting the wrapt ones soon)

        >shin splints are all but inevitable
        If you mean that they are inevitable, you're using that phrase wrong, exactly in the opposite sense that you intend to convey.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That is 100% wrong you dumb frick. Use google if you haven't read a book since grade school.

          >The phrase "is all but inevitable" is correct and usable in written English. You can use it to describe something that is almost certain to happen or is nearly unavoidable.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I use the Merrels as well and I switched to a forefoot strike. The adaptation phase is rough. Had calf doms for a week straight after my first 5k and would be limping around in morning and at night. After adapting I never get shin splints and I can even take a break from running for a month or two and the adaptation persists.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >buying something that's supposed to be quality off Amazon
    you deserve all the bad things

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I bought this exact shoe. It’s great for casual wear. I have achilles tendinopathy and have been surprised how comfortable these are. They provide basically no ankle support which is good for me because nothing is rubbing on my achilles.

    I’ve ran in these several times on pavement and have no complaints, didn’t get any serious shinsplints compared to my asics running shoes. That said, I’ve never run more than 2 miles and can’t speak to it being good for more intense runners or for people who might be overweight

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can someone post a link? I can't find it on amazon, I only get an uglier version of it with some lunes on the side

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://www.amazon.com/WHITIN-Running-Minimalist-Barefoot-Training/
      https://www.amazon.com/WHITIN-Minimalist-Barefoot-Running-Crossfit/dp/B08CHM2PTN/
      as you can see by the URLs,
      men = training
      women = crossfit

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.amazon.com/WHITIN-Running-Minimalist-Barefoot-Training/dp/B08CK2G9V6/

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.amazon.com/WHITIN-Running-Minimalist-Barefoot-Training/dp/B08CK2G9V6/

        why do different colored ones literally look like different shoes entirely? some of them have different soles

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ok found them im moronic.
    What's the build quality like? The seams look kinda bad on some pics

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've worn mine every single day for a year, and machine-washed it a few times, with no issues at all. But there's no stitching around the sole as you can see, so it shouldn't be as robust as possible.
      I'm also not putting much strain on them.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mine have lasted for at least two years now. Surprisingly good for the price.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I love these shoes. I have a couple of much more expensive Vivo shoes as well, but one of them pinches my heel and isn't nearly as comfortable, and the other is a leather shoe that's more situational. I wear these cheap Amazon rebranded-watersock shoes every single day, and only haven't bought another because they're holding up too well.
    In particular they're good for freeskating, because the tippy-toe launch maneuver is actually comfortable with a flexible sole that lets you put weight on the bottom of your toes.
    I ran on them on a hard road and didn't like it, but on the grass is fine.
    HOWEVER, if you live in an area with burrs, they will embed themselves into every single part of this shoe, including the sole.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    get some hoka bondis

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >buying shoes on Amazon

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >paying $40 for a shoe
    buy some reeboks you poor bastard

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Spending under $50 for shoes you peasent.
      Go pay tribute to the King you insolant peasent!

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >not checking out the clearance aisle at a brick n mortar
        >and asking the cashier for a discount on top of that
        kek i bought a pair of work boots and shoes for like 80% off one time doing just that

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I bought hoka one wide shoes. They're very comfortable but after 6 months they have a large hole on the side. Disappointing. Can't afford to go through them like that tbh.
    Looked at brooks they seem to have a nice wide shoe. Might try that

  12. 2 months ago
    SteamRolan

    I run in cheap ass water shoes that I got from eBay by typing in "water shoes" in the search bar. I only run 2 miles on a treadmill whenever I do run though.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you've been heel striking all your life its going to take some time and pain to retrain your stride and build up the muscles necessary to support proper forefoot striking.
    >My calves are pretty sore
    Yep that how it works your calves are working like a spring to absorb the impact. Just like any other muscle that has been neglected its going to be sore until it adapts to the workload.

    Oh and to answer your question those shoes will not prevent calf soreness but they will help to keep you from reverting to heel striking.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have these shoes, they're nice but the side plastic bits don't allow for a really wide shoebox that most minimals go for. Really try to get one that gives you a really wide plant

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have those shoes, OP. they're good, you should get them

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have these shoes, they're nice but the side plastic bits don't allow for a really wide shoebox that most minimals go for. Really try to get one that gives you a really wide plant

      I bought hoka one wide shoes. They're very comfortable but after 6 months they have a large hole on the side. Disappointing. Can't afford to go through them like that tbh.
      Looked at brooks they seem to have a nice wide shoe. Might try that

      Spending under $50 for shoes you peasent.
      Go pay tribute to the King you insolant peasent!

      get some hoka bondis

      Which barefoot shoes are wide and durable?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Vivobarefoot have really wide splay and toebox. My pair of Primus lux(?) is still going strong. Bought them in 2019 and spent an additional $20 at a cobbler to fix some ripped threads and glue the outsole that was starting to peel off.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i got these exact shoes, they are very different from regular shoes

    it is similar to having real, organic, unprocessed milk for the first time. it makes you realize how watered-down regular milk is.

    same thing here, regular shoes are watered-down, stiff bullshit that don't let you have real ankle mobility. that being said, because i am autistic as frick, i pulled out the laces. i spent 30 fricking minutes when i first got them tying and retying them because first the left shoe was slightly tighter and then i retied everything and then the right shoe was slightly tighter and holy fricking FRICK it triggered the absolute living frick out of my autism

    just get laceless barefoot shoes if you are autistic like me otherwise the possibility that one could at any time become slightly looser than the other will haunt you every waking second

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Barefoot shoes are such a meme. If you wanna run barefoot do some strides on a soccer field barefoot. No professional or semi-pro runner uses barefoot shoes.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >No professional or semi-pro runner uses barefoot shoes.
      Nike and Adidas started making low drop shoes when they noticed their runners training barefoot on grass

      They stoped using these only after nike developed the new carbon plate tech which everyone is copying

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