In the past 6 days, I've run in 5 different types of footwear: (1) barefoot (obviously not footwear :), (2) Evo, (3) zero dropped Asics Hyperspeed 3's, (4) Nike Free 3.0 (although they are currently being zero dropped), and (5) VFF/KSO.
I didn't intend to do this but I feel really good. Specifically, my feet/ankles/legs feel great which raises the obvious questions:
1. Is there a benefit to rotating footwear?
2. Should we all rotate our footwear? Other than barefoot, should we not wear the same footwear on consecutive days?
Someone on a different post this morning compared running in different footwear to running on different terrain. This analogy makes sense to me. If each shoe is designed differently which I tend to believe as I doubt any 2 shoes are identical, then would we not work slightly different muscles on each run?
I know it's common for elite runners to rotate 2-3 different models of shoes and I've read articles about how this prolongs the lifespan of shoes which isn't my primary concern but I've also read a few articles that such an approach can reduce injury.
The potential for injury prevention is my primary concern, so what do other folks think?