Originally Posted by rezznor
you land on your forefeet and then roll back to your heel. most people land on their heel since there is so much cushion in regular shoes. this sends a shock straight up your leg and is bad for you, it's not the way humans are designed to run. i do squats with them no problem, in fact they are great for cross fit and other gym activities.
This may be why I get shin splints when I run.