[pct-l] Altra shoes
Tortoise73 at charter.net
Sun Sep 14 23:23:35 CDT 2014
Hi Carolyn, Scott, et al.
I received my pair of Altra Lone Peaks 2 last Tuesday. Wore them around my
house a bit. With my usual hiking socks (Smartwood medium weight) the shoes
were both short and too narrow. I tried with just a pair of thin liner
socks using only Spenco flat insoles -- left foot OK, right foot still too
narrow. Altra shoes may be wider than most but they are not side enough for
me. Maybe also the shoes were a bit shorter than my size 10 New Balance. So
I've repacked them and will send back to Zappos tomorrow. Alas.
I did feel the shoes gave me a better and faster stride around my place. I
just need a wider shoe and Altra doesn't make wide shoes.
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On 09.02.14, 09:39, CClark wrote:
> 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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