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Why Inov-8 shoes?

Last year when I ran the KL standard Chartered 10km run, my doctor told me that should be my last run. It amount of pain and injury I am getting and the starin I am putting on my knees have reach an alarming level that if I continue any further I am sure to snap a ligament.  For the love of running how I can ever stop.  I was given strict instructions to rest and recover.  I did just that and I was miserable. Miserable for waking up everyday knowing I can do a run that day :-(

Finally one morning I asked myself, am I going to be miserable or am I going to do something about it?  I bought magazines and I read up, I went online and I goggled different brand names of sport shoes, read the reviews and finally decided on giving Inov-8 a try.  I flew all the way to Singapore to buy my very first pair of Inov-8 shoes. Inov-8 my first step into making the transition into natural running.

Immediately I noticed my running style changes.  I#039;ll land more on the forefoot and less on the heel.  Running naturally is associated with fewer acute and chronic online casino bonus

injuries to the ankle and lower limbs.  After thousands of years of evolution, the human foot is perfectly adapted to accommodate variations in terrain and, with each step, changes its mechanical characteristics from a flexible platform to a rigid propulsive lever.  Inov-8#039;s philosophy is to design products around the natural biomechanics of the human body.  Putting the foot closer to the ground allows it to do what it does best and helps every runner to develop a natural efficient running style.

Minimalist running shoes have less cushioning, no support and are always neutral allowing your feet to function as though they were barefoot.  However, if you suddenly change from cushioned footwear to minimalist footwear you are likely to get injured due to the new stresses on your body.  I have learnt that developing a more natural running style required a gradual transition between increasingly minimalist shoes.  Inov-8 is the only brand that gradually transitions a runner by developing shoes with step-by-step decreasing levels of heel to toe drop, so that a runner can make a safe and injury free transition to minimalist shoes.

Inov-8 works for me.  My injury lessens, my running style improved and generally I feel good after a run. No heel pain, no soreness on the sole of my foot and most importantly all those old injuries went away!

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