In trying to develop a more natural walk and prevent my chronic shin splints, I'm considering whether my shoes are part of the problem. With the elevated heel of almost every shoe out there (from dress to trail runners), I find it difficult to make a neutral foot placement instead of landing hard on my heels.
I'm not ready to (ever) hike barefoot on rocky trails, as much as I enjoy reading all of Barefoot Ted's Adventures.
It seems that a good first step would be to find shoes that have even thickness soles from front to back. This would be for hiking on rocky trails and walking on concrete sidewalks.
Any suggestions? Have you gone down this path and found it to work or not?