For years, I was taught that when running, you should strike heel first. That's why today's running shoes have that extra cushioning in the heel. However, like others, I too have been reading (and watching youtube videos) on running with the mid strike. So, like others, I've been trying to consciously use a mid strike stride.
I guess the reason underying my question is this- for longer distances tthan 5k, which i am interested in training for more regularly, I am thinking a more cushioned shoe would be appealing for me. The ones I have seen on the market seem to suggest that they aid in a mid-foot strike style.
The Hoka is a 4 mm drop, i believe, which if I understand correctly encourages mid-foot strike. The Skechers GoRun Ultra sounds like a knock-off of a Hoka, but there is an added insert that has the drop at 8 mm. Regardless, it is also supposed to encourage the mechanics for a mid-foot strike......
I guess I can always stay with my Ravenna series. I had a Saucony Guide 6, switched to Ravenna 3, which I liked better preciselky because I thought it seemed more cushioned to me, which led me to think, more cushioning!
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Chi running is a style of barefoot, right? Most of what I read suggests that while barefoot running is fine, you have to be careful about the transition from conventional shoes to bare feet. Sorry I'm not more help but I'm a natural forefoot striker who has zero interest in transitioning to bare foot. :P
I think I have a clear heel strike in my natural running form. I have read a fw articles about how mid-foot strike is a better and more efficient running technique, and even see multiple shoe brands with shoes that seem to encourage mid-foot strike.
Hokas might be like that, not sure.
Any thoughts on that? if I am interested in chi running, that is more of a mid-foot strike, correct?
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