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I have Nike zoom+ shoes, and ive not been running for a long time.
when i run, i get aches in my shins, which really puts me off the pace of the run, and 9 times out of 10 i end up shortening my rin because of the pain.
im just wondering, will these pains be caused by the shoe, or lack of strength in my shin?
any help will be appreciated.

thanks, chris
 

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dunno Chris, but have you tried walking around for up to five mins with your toes pulled up in the air - the muscle that you use to hold them up is the one that aligns your shin and causes splints.. it really does help!
 

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could just be coincidence but I too suffer from shin splints and guess what shoe i'm running with?!
 

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Mine are a bit different to them to be honest. Mine are called Nike Air zoom vomero2+
 

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ChiefRunningBare said:
dunno Chris, but have you tried walking around for up to five mins with your toes pulled up in the air - the muscle that you use to hold them up is the one that aligns your shin and causes splints.. it really does help!

treid walking like that for a bit, could really feel the muscles pulling, i'm going to try it a bit and see if it helps, thanks!
 

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Both the Nike Plus shoe and the Nike Vomero are neutral shoes, lots of cushioning but no support. They are not designed to alter or correct your footstrike. So my question is are they the correct shoe for your particular footstrike? If you over-pronate (as approx 60-70% of the population do) they won't be suitable.
As you over-pronate, your foot rolls inwards too much, your knee will also rotate inwards too much and the shin bone connecting the two will be twisting, which can cause pain

Get yourself along to a specialist running shop, take your shoes with you and get them to assess your running action. Then at least you'll know whether it is the shoe causing the problem or whether there is another issue?If you aren't sure where your nearest specialist is, let us know roughly where you are and someone will be able to help?
 

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I'm very new to running, but I did wear my nikes for a bit ages ago - and I couldn't run at all! Back in November I got a pair of AVIA 2135 AVI-TRAINER™, which I currently use. And apart from the lave issue (my fault tho) I have to say that they make running feel so very very easy - the do put a spring in your step, and they suit me well as I overpronate as I have flat feet and collapsed ankles - along with an old badly healed 5th Metatarsal injury to my left foot and a shifted ankle break on the right ankle.
 

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Hi all

I have had shin pains for the past couple of days and only just realised it could be due to a pair of hiking boots I am breaking in...........oh, I am not running with them, just walking the dog :p

Cheers

Gary
 
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