I really hate changing running shoes. Once I find something I like, I usually stick with it. But when I saw advertisements for Altra running shoes, I knew I had to try them out. (Yes, advertising works!) A big part of how I was able to resurrect my running activities a few years ago was my move to a more natural running style. I did not go all the way to “barefoot” but I did adjust my form to a shorter stride and a mid- to fore- foot strike (I was a long strider with a heal strike previously). My nagging injuries went away and I have been running injury-free for over three years. The right shoe has been a big part of my recovery.