A great review. I agree though, don¡¯t mess with what works. I have severe heal strike and some pronation and it took me ages to find a shoe that seems to keep me from being injured. The problem is they are always changing models from one year to the next.
Nike Air Max 90 Homme FranceAwesome. Just now returning to running after tibial stress fracture. I won¡¯t say I¡¯ve ¡°given up¡± on minimalist shoes. But I will say that, from now on, I¡¯ll seek out more cushioned shoes, since all my running is on concrete and pavement. If I can get back to running normally in a few more weeks, without injury, I will probably try a pair of these.
¡°The ideal shoes for me are light, flexible with great grip, low to ground, well protected toe box, durable and structured to properly hug the foot to enable the traction from the sole to be passed directly to the foot and enough cushioning to distribute the impact of landing on sharp rocks.¡±
Sure the Hoka might share the heavily built cushioning, and share quite a few flaws in terms of proprioception but at least the Hoka doesn¡¯t have the crazy wave plate. I¡¯d believe he Nike Air Max 90 Fleursstrength of response to Prophecy is appropriate, if Pete did an review of the Hoka I¡¯d expect a rather more muted if amused response. The Hoka isn¡¯t a mainstream brand with big dollar budget marketing behind it like the Prophecy.
On another note, I figured I¡¯d tell you I recently gave my old wave precisions a second chance because they weren¡¯t in horrible shape¡ And the heel lift was just too much. I wonder¡ Have you felt, as I have, just how unnatura l it feels to go back to a non minimalist shoe?