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things to keep in mind about me: not a small delicate flower. just got more serious about running, building my long run up from 3 miles to 6 miles between now and April.<br><br>
I've been running in saucony grid omnis for a while. They pretty much felt fine, but I was killing the cushioning very quickly (like, before the soles were even showing much noticable wear). I was put in them by a local running store (Marathon Sports, for the boston area peeps) a few years ago when I was only walking and not running. I roll in (can never remember which pronation that is).<br><br>
I went to Marathon on Saturday to see if I was still in the right shoes now that I'm running. They recommended the Omnis and two other pairs - Brooks Trance and a pair of Asics with some weird forefoot anti-pronation thing. The Asics apparently gave me the most "fluid" foot action, but the heels were very uncomfortable so I didn't get them.<br><br>
The Sauconys felt good, same as the ones I've been wearing. The brooks also felt good, a little less supportive of my instep but the guy (and they know their stuff there) said that they corrected my stride appropriately, and that I would feel the effects more as I got into a run instead of just on my 50 foot jog down the block. He also said that they should be far more durable than my sauconys.<br><br>
So I got the brooks, and ran my race with them yesterday. I think they felt fine, my feet hurt a little but I was pushing very hard so everything kind of hurt. today I'm noticing some soreness/tightness in my lower leg, mostly on the bottom outside of my calves (slightly to the front a little too), and a little on the inside as well. I have NEVER had any soreness here, ever.<br><br>
Is it possible that these shoes really don't have enough correction for my rolling in? I can go back w/in 30 days and switch them for the sauconys if I'm not happy, but I can't tell if it's from running harder than normal or from the shoes. My legs in general are somewhat sore today, but mostly in the usual places. The course did have one big hill (I've been running mostly on the 'mill), but it was perhaps a half mile total of a 3 mile run.<br><br>
The only real downside to the sauconys is that I tend to kill the cushioning VERY quickly.<br><br>
Thoughts? I don't want to trade my shoe durability problems for a nagging injury problem, but I haven't been running long enough to tell if it's left over from my effort, or from the shoe.
 

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Maybe you need to do one more longish but easy run with them in a week or so and/or after the soreness from the race dissipates?<br><br>
If you experience the same soreness with these shoes during or after this easy effort, odds are it's the shoes.
 

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How was the road surface for the race? If the road crowned a lot, and you spent a lot of time towards one side or the other, that could cause some pain in your outer calf area (this is because of stabilizing you on an uneven surface).<br><br>
If you spend a lot of time running on the TM, that is probably why your shoes are wearing the way they are. More noticeable in that you're losing cushioning, before the outside shows much wear.<br><br>
ETA - like Joe suggested, I'd give it another run or two, to if it still occurs, it's probably the shoes.
 

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the road surface was OK (we were on both sides of the road) - there were actually a few slippery sections so that might have engaged stabilzers I don't typically use (if it's slippery, I run inside)<br><br>
they felt OK this morning on the mill, I might run tomorrow's 3 miler in my old shoes and see if things feel better or the same. right now my legs are tired enough that it's hard to tell.<br><br>
thanks for the advice!
 

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I'd give them some time. Run on them for a week or so before you decide whether you like them or not.<br><br>
If I'm reading your post correctly, you raced on them right after purchasing them. That's a no-no. Race with trusted friends on your feet, and slowly rotate new shoes into your training schedule.<br><br>
Victor
 
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