Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Coal creek canyon, Co
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A little over 13 years ago I got hit by a car, snapped my left shin in half. I have a rod that runs the length of my shin inside the big bone. (they took my knee apart and drilled all the way down to my ankle) When I first got my own gear, I got some very stiff older Vans (Hi-standard) at the end of the day, my left ankle (I'm goofy) would kill, I think that super stiff boot was wearing out my weak ankle. I switched to Nitro Anthems this year and the problem has almost completely disappeared. These are very soft boots, and took me awhile to get used to the lag in response vs. the stiffer boots. It was really no big deal after a few runs, and the lack of major pain at the end of the day is wonderful. Softer boots may help, or something like super feet inserts to cushion the heel better.