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Offline mattdillon

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trail/running/walking shoes for "weak" knees
« on: April 18, 2005, 11:08:52 PM »
anyone have any suggestions on a good sneaker/shoe for someone with suspect knees that does some trail walking.

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Re: trail/running/walking shoes for "weak" knees
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2005, 05:12:59 AM »
When i was ready to start light jogging i asked this question at the runners store, and they suggested the cumulus by asics because it has a lot of cushion.  they are pretty comfortable; i'm not sure if they would be as good for hiking as jogging.

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Re: trail/running/walking shoes for "weak" knees
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2005, 05:33:56 AM »
I love my Vasque Southern Traverse -- great traction, good breathability (important when your feet get hot), available in Gore-Tex and non-Gore-Tex versions, good support/cushioning.  I have the women's model and I bought them about a week or so after my ACL reconstruction & dual meniscus repair (40% of medial meniscus removed; lateral was repaired w/o any removal).  I've put many miles on them -- 15 miles last week, 3.13 miles yesterday, etc.  I'm a hiker and avid outdoors enthusiast, so I've been incorporating a lot of walking into my post-op rehabilitation.

I bought these shoes because they're aimed at trail runners, so I knew they'd be good for both my walking on paved surfaces and then as I am able on hiking trails.

- Shannon
  10+ weeks post-op
- Shannon

** My Knee Journal: **

Hamstring autograft ACL reconstruction
Tears of Medial (40% removed) & Lateral (Repaired w/Bioscrew) Meniscus
Surgery: February 4, 2005