Love the shoes
Just a quick running update this morning. After having lots of trouble with shinsplints and plantar fasciitis during my first year of running, I switched shoes and since the fall have been very gradually easing into the Merrell Pace Gloves. I love them. The lack of cushioning gives constant feedback which encourages me to land lightly and to avoid heel landing. When I run properly– which is of course my goal, one that is becoming more and more natural every day– the shoes feel great. My shinsplints are all gone, and my plantar fasciitis is 95% gone. I’m gradually increasing my mileage without any consequences beyond sore calves. I’ve run 7 miles in the last week which is the highest-mileage week I’ve had in months. I’m really optimistic, and so pleased with these new shoes!