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RE: Kara Goucher signs with Altra!

Love Altra too wrote:

Dril wrote:

Love Altra too wrote:

well,, wrote:

The problem with Altra is that they are so completely different from other shoes. I have tried them and I couldn´t run in them. The low drop killed my achilles and the ridiculously wide toebox felt very akward when I was trying to run fast. I guess she must have tried them and liked them. You just don´t switch to Altra for the money.

If the low drop hurts you, you have really been hurt by the high drop for years previously. Ditto with foot shaped toe box. Just need to give it more time and you'll never switch back.

As an Altra fan, I just hope she understands and embraces what makes Altra special and doesn't do it for a while and then go back to high heeled, toe squashing shoes for a bigger buck.

I'd agree with this except altra's aren't foot shapped, they are caricature of a foot shape. Those of us without hobbit feet slosh around in them.

There's definitely some selection bias when it goes to altra fans impressions of the foot shape. You all have self-selected the shoes most likely because you have larger than average feet, that's why you think you're great.

TLDR You love altra because you have fat feet.

Or you "slosh around" because after years of pointy shoes your toes don't have gaps between them as they naturally should.

Try using Correct Toes to open the toes up a bit and run with Injinji toe socks. Once you start to adapt you won't ever go back.

People have long ago had reasonably normal feet 'bred" out of them. Going barefoot or wearing wider shoes isn't going to change genetics.
The idea that just going barefoot or wearing Altra is guaranteed to change your foot shape drastically is ludicrous.

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