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Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Orton Feb 16. 6 Replies

hi everybody,i'm posting this cause i'm feeling a little lost.i used to run with low profile shoes for years, such as inov 8 or salomon. i'm not a heavy runner (65k for 1M77)but, recently, i started…Continue

 

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Eric Orton replied to alph's discussion lower back pain
"This is great to hear. One thing you might try is using a more traditional (thicker)insert/food bed, in replace of the very minimal Salomon insert that is glued in.  This might help cut the edge a little more from the rocks."
Feb 16
alph replied to alph's discussion lower back pain
"hi ! i followed your advice and bought a pair of salomon slab...they are so great! no more back pain for now on. the only downfall is, on trails with very sharp rocks, i sometimes feel some pain in my feet. i don't know if i will be able to…"
Feb 12
alph replied to alph's discussion lower back pain
"thank you for your answer. according to what you wrote about inov 8 shoes i don't think the roclite would be what i'm looking for.  i will check for a pair of slab sense  a last question if you're okay, do you recommand the…"
Jan 30
Eric Orton replied to alph's discussion lower back pain
"OK, good questions here and I understand the need to not make a mistake in purchase. This is hard with Inov8 as they are such purposeful and niche shoes. I love the feel and fit of the Trail Talon 235, however there is no rock plate and the downside…"
Jan 30
alph replied to alph's discussion lower back pain
"thanks eric for your explanations i did what you said and get back to my old inov 8 and things have already improved! maybe can you answer another question: i have to change my old inov 8's i read in previous posts that you like inov 8's…"
Jan 30
Eric Orton replied to alph's discussion lower back pain
"Hi Alph, Many times when things like this occur, a change in shoe can be the culprit.  The Akasha's are very rigid, with a lot of stability built into the shoe relative to what you had been used to. I would fist go back to using your other…"
Jan 25
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lower back pain

hi everybody,i'm posting this cause i'm feeling a little lost.i used to run with low profile shoes for years, such as inov 8 or salomon. i'm not a heavy runner (65k for 1M77)but, recently, i started to train for an ultra marathon in may (120 km), very rocky, my first one.i was scared to use low profile shoes for this purpose, so i bought a pair of la sportiva akasha, which have a pretty fair amount of cushioning. They are very comfortable and protective, a drop of 6 mm, but heavier that my…See More
Jan 23

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