Whilst in my search for a new pair of trail shoes..I am very specific.. I am failing to find the same pair that I have.
Tomorrow I will be trialling a pair of Inov8’s…let see.
However as one does when surfing the web, I got distracted and saw a post on “should you run in minimalist shoes/barefoot?” Something popped up here that was different to the standard fare of information, and it stood out to me, as I happened to notice this particular issue yesterday! And it had me wondering about the cause and effect of this issue
The writer referred to the strengthening of ones lower calves and ankles needed for barefoot running, and I have previously commented on a different muscle structure I am observing twixt myself and other runners. In the above photo, this is from a group of trail runners, I am wearing the full floppy hat and the lady next to me is a road runner new to trails. . Take a look at our ankles. See the difference in my ankle even compared to the men? At the photo below take a look a my calves..
I was always known for my “trim/slim” legs, toned by gym and a lifetime of high heels. Yesterday I saw that my lower legs seem particularly strongly formed, and my ankles seem a lot thicker than others in the photo? I thought it may have been the angle of the shot, but there were many group photos and this was evident in all of them!
In an earlier post I raised the topic of changing foot shape, but commented that I had been a barefoot person generally at home, so no impact..yesterday really surprised me with my ankles…Cannot decide if this is a happy face or sad face moment! But an observation it is…