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« on: April 17, 2012, 06:48:44 PM »

Dear all,

I have been running in my Bikilas for close to a year and i have spent some time "reviewing" the wear out rate.

Based on the shoes, i have 2 areas that wears out the fastest, namely (1) toes portion (in particular from 2nd till last toe) and (2) heel portion.

Would have posted the pictures here, if not for the fact that I cant seems to get it done. At least this makes it easier for u to understand what I mean.

Therefore, with the mentioned wear out areas, am i considered to be running correctly? Or i have gotten my basics wrong big time?

Appreciate yr advice / reply.

Thanks and regard.
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 08:00:37 PM »

An uneducated guess would be that you're heel striking and pushing off with the toes.
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 03:59:23 PM »

Dear all,

I have been running in my Bikilas for close to a year and i have spent some time "reviewing" the wear out rate.

Based on the shoes, i have 2 areas that wears out the fastest, namely (1) toes portion (in particular from 2nd till last toe) and (2) heel portion.

Would have posted the pictures here, if not for the fact that I cant seems to get it done. At least this makes it easier for u to understand what I mean.

Therefore, with the mentioned wear out areas, am i considered to be running correctly? Or i have gotten my basics wrong big time?

Appreciate yr advice / reply.

Thanks and regard.

Go to a photo uploading site, I prefer imageshack, and upload your photos.  You will then be provided with a forum code to paste into the body of the messages you are posting in the forums.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 09:50:11 PM »

Finally managed to get the photos uploaded.

Appreciate if advice can be given. Personally, i think im running the wrong way, despite doing so for a year. So need advice from here.

Top portion:


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Botton Portion:
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 05:28:56 AM »

An uneducated guess would be that you're heel striking and pushing off with the toes.

Looking at the photos I would say that you were spot on, though Im intruiged as to why the big toe area doesnt show as much wear  Huh
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 12:33:08 PM »

That looks more like toe drag than push off to me. I see this a lot with people that leave their trail leg lagging behind. As the trail leg moves forward and plants on the ground the toes scrape. People that pull their foot from the ground and keep it tucked more centered under their hip scrape their toes less. This is because the foot is not moving forward, but is dropped more straight down. I'm unconcerned with the heel wear. That looks like normal wear from walking a little bit in your Bikilas.
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