Bill I have a question for you? I agree with your statements. I started and finished eric's 6 week beginners course. Then went to the 8 week. I bought the new balance minimalist shoes because I have wide feet and low arches which I wear orthotics for. I have only run in minamalist for 10 minutes a total of 4 times since i have owned them.
I have had tendonitus in both plantar fac and also achilles tendons and so forth. No injuries in the beginning 6 weej program. Starting to get a lot of inflammation under the ankle in both feet. Which is causing pain while running now.
What do you recommend. Stop the 8 week program and just go 3 times a week in minalmist shoes to strengthen????? Or something else. Stuck in a rutt here.
It just goes to show how different everyone's feet are: I read about those and was all excited about them, but then I tried a pair on and they felt really weird. I guess the lesson is always try on before you buy!
Following your thread on shoes with interest as I will be making decisions soon as to which to purchase myself.
Does anyone know if Eric's shoe will include a model for women? My off-road shoes are close to the end trail... pun fully intended.