Is there a site that lists the heel-toe drop of shoes?

I've googled but can't find one. Want to know what the stats are for Adidas Kanadias...

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  • Kanadias are 11/12mm...

  • that seems a lot? or maybe its just me. . .

  • pretty common for a running shoe i think.

  • Not great for an off-road shoe though, makes them feel unstable when running at pace over rough/broken terrain...

  • Thanks. Was just wondering as they feel less built up in the heel than my Cumulus. From this info, it looks like they're pretty much the same though...

  • MillsyMillsy ✭✭✭
    New Balance 110 is somewhere in between a normal trail shoe and a total minimal one. I got some in sports direct last summer and are still going strong. They are around the same price as the Adidas ones.
  • Thanks Millsy, I may try them out.

    I don't have an opinion one way or the other about minimal shoes and barefoot running but I've been having problems with shin splints and road running and am swapping to mostly offroad. Noticed that when running on tarmac in the Kanadias that there seems to be less of them under the heel than my normal shoes, and that I'm running more midfoot. Unsure if it's really happening or if I'm just imagining it.

  • stutyrstutyr ✭✭✭

    RWD - the other factor is the amount of cushioning, I have Mizuno Mirage and Fastwitch shoes that are both 4mm drop - but theres a lot more padding in the Mirages.  The Mirage have 21mm padding in the forefoot, the Fastwitch have only 15mm (so the heel padding is 21+4 and 15+4).  There is a noticeable difference between the two even when standing still.

    The Cumulus has 22mm padding in the forefoot, so you may find the Kanadia is less than this (sorry can't confirm as they not listed on my favourite reference site).



  • Running Warehouse shop lists them for each model, but I don't know of anywhere that collects all the figures in one spot.

  • High levels of cushioning + high heel/toe differential = higher potential for twisted ankles...   

  • I think most trail shoes will have less padding as the terrain is more forgiving than tarmac and also a lower shoe is more stable on uneven ground.

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