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  1. Matt's Mom
    June 7, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

    I had never heard of zero drop shoes before.  I was a runner some time back and had to quit due to knee injuries.  I am curious if these shoes would help with the knee joints too or no?  I know that when I did run, I always looked for the lightest shoe possible that gave the best support.  Sounds like these shoes would fit the bill.  And if they help with the knee joints too, then this is the shoe for me!

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    • Sports Send
      June 9, 2019 @ 2:01 pm

      Hello, Matt’s Mom, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefit of the article.

      I want to stress that usually when people ask questions about health that I always recommend to talk with their doctors or physiotherapist too.

      But having said that, your joints should at least not having worse about it. And personally, I believe it would be good for them. Because if you think about it, we are in shoes, most of us, almost all day. At home, we change shoes but aren´t bare feet. There are, because of it, a lot of small muscles which don´t get their activities they need so they can give their support. It is the leg you always rest your feet; the big muscles will never be in form.

      If you are in shoes which is close to being barefoot, you are testing and training these small muscles. And because of it, they can give the support they should do.

      So I would give a try for sure.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  2. Matthew
    June 18, 2019 @ 2:33 pm

    Zero Drop Shoes? This is new to me as I have only just started to take up running after my doctor told me I need more exercise so I am online learning about the best footwear for running and maybe even get some useful tips about running in general

    I have downloaded your free running gear guide and subscribed to your website in the hope that I will learn all I need from you

    Like I said I haven’t run since I was in school so I was wondering if I should buy these Zero Drop Shoes and would they help someone that hasn’t gone for a run in ages?

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    • Sports Send
      June 19, 2019 @ 8:48 pm

      Hello, Matthew, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefits of the article.

      This type of shoes has been growing in popularity last years. A lot of benefits of using it but it is not for all! Personally, when you are started after some time, I would recommend that you hive you time to develop as a runner with using more traditional shoes.

      I don´t know where you are thinking about to run, but in this site, you can get a lot of information on different types of shoes like, for example, trail running and stability shoes.

      And in the ebook gift from this site, you can see a lot of ideas too.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  3. Dominic
    June 18, 2019 @ 2:41 pm

    Hi

    Certainly an interesting article, as a runner I have been looking at zero drop shoes for a while but just haven’t pulled the trigger, always seems like given there was less heel cushioning I would be more prone to injuries but you make some excellent points.

    Given that I have been running in normal shoes up to now and pretty much always land on my heel, how difficult is it to change your running style to landing on your toes? I’m betting that this really hurts your calves for a while. 

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    • Sports Send
      June 20, 2019 @ 2:07 am

      Hello, Dominic, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefits of the article.

      For many people, it can be some training to run in this style. Many years ago, before all this talk about barefoot running shoes, I was in a course with an athletic trainer and former Decathlon. And in this course, it was spent some time to see how it works and how to use it.

      When you think about it, it looks strange to train it because it is a natural movement, for example, you probably walk like this. But it takes some time, not much if you start slowly and give you time to practice this technique.

      But I don´t think calves problems is because of the use of barefoot shoes. I think it is more because you are using these muscles more than before when you start running in the barefoot shoes. Meaning, these muscles get better training, but you can feel it in the start. Similar is that I think it is healthy to run time to time (like after training or run, a good time is for example when you are running you down after training or run) without shoes at all because there are so many small muscles you don´t use too much when you are in shoes. But they are healthy and vital to use. For some reason it is good, in my opinion, to give the slippers regularly rest and walk barefooted.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  4. Faheem
    June 18, 2019 @ 2:49 pm

    Makes sense that something more natural would gain popularity. Less is more, I guess. With this being closer to barefooted, I can see how this can be more comfortable for the body and lower specific injuries and can be useful for runners. Suppose really that different kinds of shoes are better for different types of situations. Professional runners run on specifically made tracks which are free from any debris, so a more lightweight type of shoes does indeed seem to be a logical choice.

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    • Sports Send
      June 20, 2019 @ 2:10 am

      Hello, Faheem, and thank you.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Great to hear about your benefits of the article.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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