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Old 11-27-2010, 10:23 PM   #16
Andrew Wilson
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Originally Posted by Chad Cilli View Post

As for this SEAL/SWCC video, what are your thoughts on the advice for running shoes and orthotics? I had switched to barefoot because I thought that it would improve my mechanics and foot strength, but to be totally honest, I'm just not seeing a huge difference from when I wore shoes.
My brother in law actually has the same issue, flat feet and was talking about the dr recommending orthotics. Definitely something more to look into.

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Which brings me back to your question, I think my arch is collapsing. I land on my heel, and then the outside edge of my foot makes contact, and then my foot seems to roll in and my arch flattens out and then I push off of my big toe.
Ya, definitely some mechanical things going on.
Harvard on barefoot running: http://www.barefootrunning.fas.harva...iningTips.html
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jrnj-7YKZE
SportSci: http://www.sportsci.org/jour/0103/mw.htm#_Toc535425249
Correcting foot pronation: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&p...key=CJ3fy_4 H
Biomechanical Factors Associated with Tibial
Stress Fracture in Female Runners: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&p...BQz zqp&hl=en
The harvard site has more excellant info through it.

Sounds the next thing to look into is are leg bones connecting in a straight line on impact (no leaning internally/extern)...Have you ever had any knee injuries?
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