Martin M.
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Minimal Shoes and top of foot/metatarsal pain

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin M. Jul 31. 4 Replies

Hello, I have been running in minimalist shoes since New Balance dropped the MT-100's prototype model around 2010ish. I was living in the city then and wasnt running long miles. Since then I moved to…Continue

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Martin M. replied to Martin M.'s discussion Minimal Shoes and top of foot/metatarsal pain
"Yes I saw Seth Demoor's review of the G270s, they do looks like a great all around shoe, about $50 more than I had budgeted, but probably worth it. Will look for your review. Thanks for the suggestion."
Jul 31
Eric Orton replied to Martin M.'s discussion Minimal Shoes and top of foot/metatarsal pain
"I also just received the new Inov8 TerraUltra G 270. This is a zero drop but with a really nice midsole for a plush "low" to the ground feel. I will be doing a full video review soon, but might be a great option where you dont have to go…"
Jul 28
Martin M. replied to Martin M.'s discussion Minimal Shoes and top of foot/metatarsal pain
"Howdy Eric, thanks for the response, yes sounds like it could be bursitis, definitely taking time off of running (reluctantly) but working on strengthening and stretches and rehab. Will probably need some Altras with some stack height, will miss the…"
Jul 27
Eric Orton replied to Martin M.'s discussion Minimal Shoes and top of foot/metatarsal pain
"Hi Martin - great post and sorry to hear about your foot. And even more sorry to hear the Dr was so quick with a needle. What you describe is very similar to stress fracture symptoms. OR, bursitis, which can  be very fickle. Google…"
Jul 25
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Minimal Shoes and top of foot/metatarsal pain

Hello, I have been running in minimalist shoes since New Balance dropped the MT-100's prototype model around 2010ish. I was living in the city then and wasnt running long miles. Since then I moved to the desert and have been running consistently 20-30+ mile weeks on the local sandy trails for about 4-5 years. Ive gone through a couple pairs of minimal models of New Balance, Merrels and have been running sub 7 milers in Xeros shoes since last fall and longer runs in Altras and a half marathon in…See More
Jul 21

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How many years have you been running?
25-30 years
What is your goal race for the year?
50K
What is your greatest running accomplishment?
26.2
What is your "ultimate dream" running goal?
100 mi

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