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Fast forward to last Friday – Christmas Eve. I had the opportunity to get in a quick run, so I decided to bring the Minimus Trail back out and was going to go for an easy 5 miles. Sure enough, just over 2 miles into the run, I felt that familiar pain begin to develop above my left knee – my ITB was definitely not happy. Once again, it got so bad that I almost had to curtail the run. I managed to really focus on my form, Nike Air Vapormax Womens and exaggerating a forefoot strike allowed the pain to subside just enough for me to make it home and complete the five miles without walking (it was cold and getting dark, I was sweating, and the thought of walking 2.5 miles home did not excite me very much). This was the first run since the treadmill run on Thanksgiving weekend on which I had experienced the ITB pain. Adidas Superstar Donne Maybe it was the shoes.Jump ahead to earlier today. I’ve been slacking on my long runs lately, and I was determined to get in a 10 miler before our first big snowstorm of the year hit (we’re in the thick of it as I write this!). The Kinvaras worked well for me last time I had the ITB pain, so I opted to wear my old faithful’s once again. After lunch and a bit of shopping with the family, my wife dropped me off about 7 miles from home, and I improvised a very hilly Nike Air Max 270 Donne 10+ mile run back to my house, paying close attention to my knee the entire way. Just like on the previous occasion, I felt no pain on the entire run. Quite honestly, it was one of the best runs I’ve had in over a month, and I felt I could easily have gone another 5-10 miles. So, two days after hobbling to finish a 5 miler because my knee was screaming, I ran 10 miles at a Nike Air Max 90 Femme Rose faster pace and felt no pain at all.At this point, I’m fairly certain that the NB Minimus Trail caused the ITB pain, but I have no idea why. Two runs seprated by an entire month’s Nike Air VaporMax Dam time, both on very different surfaces (treadmill vs. road), both resulting in significant ITB pain. The runs before and after each of these runs (in different shoes) were pain free, and as far as I can recollect I have not had any ITB pain on any run for the past 3+ years. I simply don’t know what else to conclude.My goal in this post is not to bash the New Balance Minimus Trail shoes – in fairness, I should point out that others have reviewed them very favorably after running a lot of miles in them (e.g., Jason Robillard at Barefoot Running University). However, for me to maintain credibility I need to be honest, and I would hope that New Balance would like all types of feedback, both positive and negative. I hate to say it, but I think I’m going to have to give up on this shoe – I simply don’t want to risk a lingering injury, Nike Air Max 270 Femme and the only real commonality between my two bouts of ITB pain is the fact that these were the shoes on my feet when they happened. I don’t yet have any idea why this problem might be occurring, or whether it has any relation to the tight metatarsal band on the right-side shoe.Adidas Superstar Femme It’s hard to see how this might cause ITB pain on the left, but balance in running is a funny thing, and small deviations can sometimes cause unforeseen problems. It’s also entirely possible that despite my initially glowing thoughts about the shoe, the Minimus Trail may just not be the right shoe for my foot.At the end of all this, I’m fairly well convinced that shoes can in at least some cases cause injury – add me to the list of anecdotes. Both times in my life that I have experienced ITB pain have been resolved by changing shoes. I don’t know if the pain Nike Air Max Classic BW Mujer would persist if I kept running in the Minimus Trail, or if I restricted myself only to trail runs in them, but it’s an experiment that I’m not all that excited about conducting. I may have to do a bit of filming to satisfy my curiosity, but for now, the shoes will be Nike Air Max 270 Damenresting in my closet for the foreseeable future.While there appears to be plenty of toe room in the shoe compressing or squeezing the metatarsals may be causing the toe issues and then ITB. As far as the car ride and treadmill both of these situations “lock” the foot into a single position as there is no give or even angles to the surface side to side as one might find on the road. Does the Minimus have a firm plate in the forefoot? If it did this might contribute to the foot torquing against that tight spot instead of spreading out on impact.You might try once more Nike Air Max 90 Womens on all this new snow once it firms up a bit!

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