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I've just started running again and am having problems making my mind up regarding running shoes. The internet and reviews has just made it worse (information overload).
I used to be a County, Cross Country runner a long time ago and only ran in those flat black plimsoles with the elastic top. Ok, it was quite a while ago if I'm honest.
Anyway I'd like to start again, I've been out in my everyday shoes, flexible flats, no heel at all. (I should say that I've worn flat shoes for many years now and at home I'm always barefoot) I like to feel my feet on the ground when I run and I've a mid/forefoot style.
Maybe I should give a bit more info: Weight about 180ibs, My left foot lands on the ball of my foot with very minimal roll, if any, to my big toe, but my right foot lands on the outside edge with a late roll to my big toe, just before push off.
My main concern though is the strength of my legs, tendens etc.. They are not conditioned for running and if I choose a low drop shoe, they may not be up to it.
So, after waffling, my question is; Should I be careful and find a light shoe with maybe a bit more cushioning than say a 4mm drop shoe . I really don't like the heavy cushioned trainers, I tried a few and I feel no conection with the ground and they are right out as a shoe for me.
At the moment I'm walk/jogging. 15mins with 30sec - 1min jogs between brisk walking. So mainly walking at the moment.