Oct 24, 2013 3:33 AM GMT
Hi everyone. I've been running a lot the last few months ever since the fall term started and I've been experiencing a very mild and infrequent throbbing in my right knee from time to time. I'm in great physical shape and am not overweight whatsoever. I believe that it is most likely because my shoes are 2 years old and that it could be because it causes me to heel strike first. My question is whether I should choose buying minimalist shoes(not interested in vibrams or anything of the sort)or whether I should get regular shoes with more cushioning. I heard that the minimalist shoes allow for a natural footstep so that the calf muscle is exercises instead of the joint when you take a step.Has anyone had any experience with minimalist shoes? Did you have any knee pain before/after getting minimalist shoes? I just really wanna avoid any serious knee injuries.