[pct-l] Altra shoes

CClark dr_carolyn at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 2 11:39:08 CDT 2014

Hi Shroomer
Altras no doubt work well for a lot of hikers.  They aren't
the best choice for everyone, though.  My doc thinks I could get foot
injuries from wearing them, because my hamstrings are tight (from past
overuse injuries).  
The doc explained that the way zero-drop shoes work is
counter-intuitive.  You would think, due to the lower heel, they'd
take pressure off of the balls of the feet.  I'm looking for that, because
that's where I get sore and get huge blisters underneath my calluses.  
 But apparently, zero-drop shoes make our foot roll differently, so they
end up forcing us to actually hike more on our toes than we did in the first

Carolyn  'Souldoctor'

Message: 2
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:18:13 -0700
From: Scott Williams <baidarker at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [pct-l] Altra shoes
To: Melanie Clarke <melaniekclarke at gmail.com>
Cc: Pacific Crest Trail List <pct-l at backcountry.net>,    CClark
    <dr_carolyn at yahoo.com>, Tortoise <Tortoise73 at charter.net>


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