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Hi guys. My shin splint have started coming back (not good at all!). I changed my footwear a year ago from conventional well padded (heel) trainers, to Vibram five fingers. These were SO MUCH better for my shins BUT the downside was/is that other parts of my body took the shock - such as ankles and knees etc. For thsi reason I have been running the last couple of weeks in my 'conventional' trainers, but this had cuased the pain in my shins to come back after over 2 years of no shin issues.
My question is: I wonder if a compromise of the new 'mid strike' trainers may be a good idea? This was I should 'hopefully' not be landing heel first which causes my over pronation to kill my shins, but at the same time there is 'some' good shock absorbtion in these types of trainers, and so hopefully also, the contant tarmac pounding will not kill the rest of my joints in the process.
Have any of you tried these types of trainers, and if so - what are your recommendaions on these?
Thanks so much in advance