Thread: Shin Splints
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
BIG BOB
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Originally Posted by Kealda View Post
Throw the shoes out. I used to get shin splints so bad that I didnt even want to walk. I switched to barefoot and have had zero problems. Ease into it though. Maybe start with some vibram five fingers or other minimalistic shoes. Tens of thousands of years of evolution vs. a few decades of running shoe technology. It seems like an easy choice to me.
Do some research on running barefoot for yourself I think you will be surprised.

This.
I used to get awful shin splints but I switched to vibrams/barefoot and have had zero. Its all about proper technique which is what you learn from running without cushions. It apparently helps save your knees in the long run also. I ran barefoot until I burned the heck out of them trying to run on pavement in the summer. Vibram 5 fingers are a good start.
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