Choosing running shoes to alleviate knee pain.

  • fLiP21

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    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.
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    Oct 24, 2013 5:26 AM GMT
    Those minimalist shoes are very similar to vibrams, in the sense that there is very little cushioning in the insoles.

    If you want to develop a more natural running style, you can get get the minimalist shoes but gradually transition into them. Wear them for short runs maybe twice a week. Then gradually wear them more frequently and on longer runs.