I know I floated a POSE question out here a while back but the issue rises again. My local running club had our monthly meeting last night and the guest speaker was the only POSE coach in NM. He was a nice fellow and wore VFF. After a brief outline of POSE and why it works, I asked him a question, prefaced with ID'ing myself as a BF runner, about stride length and if this was part of this method. I was curious as a short stride is for me, one of the elemental points of BF running after a mid-foot strike. He kind of poo poo'd (is that even spelled right?) barefoot running and said you could do pose in any running shoe as long as it didn't have a wide heel (keep in mind he does ultra's in VFF's). A short stride was, according to him, one result of using the POSE method, but it wasn't emphasized. He talked more about the falling forward/gravity elements and made a point several times to let us know that BF running wasn't that great, but POSE was. He also specifically said that in POSE, you land on your forefoot - I'm pretty sure I didn't misunderstand this point). Given my hideous shin splints of late (which means I need to change something) I was really looking forward to what he had to say (before he said it). Thoughts anyone?