I'm in the market for some new kicks, and frankly it's not going so well...
I am wondering, what are the potential effects of wearing a shoe with too much heel-to-toe drop?
I just picked up a pair of La Sportiva Wildcats. The fit of the shoe is superb, but I think the 12mm drop may be too much for me. After going for a 3mi walk around the neighborhood, the front of my ankles was sore (right where the foot meets the ankle, on the top/front). I also feel some soreness on the top of my big toe. It feels like its tendons/ligaments that are sore rather than muscles. They were sore the next day as well, and I can still feel the pain today. This is definitely not normal for me.
For some background, I wore skateboarding shoes all the way through high school and into college, which had little to no drop and very flat soles.
Is it likely (or even possible) that the larger drop of these shoes is causing my ankle pain?
If so, any recommendations on some shoes with less drop(<6mm) and a similar fit to the Wildcats (very secure heel, wider and roomier toe box)?
Many thanks in advance for any insight.