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What About Barefoot Running?

After the book "Born to Run" was read by the masses interest in barefoot running was at an all time high.  A day did not go by that a customer did not come into my store asking about Vibram Five Finger shoes.  These glove like shoes were suppose to allow a runner to run as close to barefoot as possi [...]

By | 2012-04-30T17:07:13+00:00 April 30th, 2012|Barefoot Running|1 Comment

Merrell Barefoot Shoes

The days of the Vibram Five Fingers are done.  I used to hear "Have you read Born to Run" every day.   In that fictitious book there was a character called barefoot Ted that ran an ultra marathon in Vibram Five Finger shoes.  Yes I said shoes.  He did not run barefoot but in a shoe designed for sail [...]

By | 2012-03-04T15:45:30+00:00 March 4th, 2012|Barefoot Running|2 Comments

Natural Running, Barefoot Running and Minimalist Shoes

I remember the days not so long ago when every runner proclaimed they needed motion control shoes. Customers used to come into my store explaining that they "over-" and needed "more stability". Evidently no one overpronates any more. Instead of stability the answer is minimalist. "Do you have the toe shoes", customers ask. "I heard they make you run better". It would not be so frustrating except the same shoe companies that convinced you that stability was your friend and that motion control was the answer to all of your running woes are now touting the benefits of minimalist running shoes. They are all jumping on the bandwagon and trying to get in on the "barefoot" running craze. By the way very few runners are running barefoot.

By | 2011-11-03T17:07:21+00:00 November 3rd, 2011|Gear & Equipment|0 Comments

Born to Run….in Minimalist Shoes?

The world of running shoes is changing.  For years shoe companies and podiatrists shoved stability and motion control shoes down our throats promising us that these heavy cushioned clunkers would solve all of our running problems.  Got knee pain, here, where this motion control monster and your prob [...]

By | 2011-07-14T17:16:28+00:00 July 14th, 2011|Barefoot Running|0 Comments

Review: Merrell Pace Glove

It's been three months since I got the Merrell Pace Glove and I absolutely love this shoe. The Pace Glove is the women's version whereas the Merrell Trail Glove is the men's version. I don't run in it very often, but you'll see me wearing it here at the store quite frequently. The Pace Glove is ou [...]

By | 2011-05-27T23:37:48+00:00 May 27th, 2011|Trail Shoe Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Saucony Kinvara

The Saucony Kinvara is a fantastic looking shoe that doesn’t stand on looks alone. The Kinvara reminds me of a pretty women who turns your head, then hooks you with her incredible intelligence and wit. Depending on your preference, the Kinvara has the potential to be the total package. Its well-ve [...]

By | 2011-03-24T22:53:40+00:00 March 24th, 2011|Trail Shoe Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Terra Plana VivoBarefoot EVO

Terra Plana's VivoBarefoot EVO is hands down an exceptional shoe. Terra Plana itself is a premium shoe manufacturer and their VivoBarefoot line is a very refined and very polished product. The EVO is the newest addition to the VivoBarefoot line and it's a seriously fun shoe. The look of the EVO is [...]

By | 2011-03-24T16:45:26+00:00 March 24th, 2011|Trail Shoe Reviews|0 Comments

Barefoot Running

In the world of running shoes "less is more". Less stability and less cushioning allow the runners foot to function more naturally in the early stages of a long run but also provide some cushioning and suipport in the later stages. Gimmicks, whether we are talking running shoes or abdominal machines are nonsense generated by companies to sell you........nonsense! A shoe, or lack of a shoe will not prevent running injuries. Fact. Running injuries are casued by volume of running and intensity of running. If you run far enough or fast enough or long enough something will break regardless of what is on your feet. Proper training and conditioning can and will reduce risk and delay injury. Remember, "if it sounds to good to be true then........you know the rest."

By | 2011-03-10T01:10:24+00:00 March 10th, 2011|Barefoot Running, Gear & Equipment, Training|0 Comments