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Old 09-18-2012, 11:54 AM   #16
Povl Carstensen
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Originally Posted by 6LOVE View Post
Relax. I can change direction no problem without stressing my ankles because I'm low to the ground. I'm actually ON the ground. Modern tennis shoes only need lateral stability because they're up so high. Old school tennis shoes had no lateral stability either.

From your vantage point, high up there on a modern tennis shoe, you are absolutely correct about needing lateral support. From my point of view, I'm safe and sound with my feet on the ground.
Totally true.

Originally Posted by spacediver View Post
very interesting - are the merrell's stiff enough across the width of the foot to help prevent the foot from rolling?
Originally Posted by 6LOVE View Post
For me they are. These are quite a bit stiffer than the other minimalist shoes I've seen.
Actually the ground supply the stiffnes/stability.
Wilson PS Classic, Gosen OG Micro 16, 26 kg.
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