I'm a strong believer of making your own opinion and listening to your body and hearing what works for you.
Here is a new shoe on the market which is the opposite of bare foot running, it offers extra cushioning, I've heard great things about it and some of the elite trail runners are wearing them, read the following articles to know more about them, if you have a lot of knee pain, and you have a regimented program to strengthen your hips and feet and you still get knee pain, these might be for you; and there are a lot of other reasons why you should look into these too. read it for yourself.
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