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Posts Tagged ‘Minimalist Running Shoes’

I have been using minimal running shoes for half marathons. But once I started training for marathons. I notice more foot pain right after a long run. I’m not sure if I should keep using these types shoes or move to stability shoe? Signed, Morty Minimal Your foot pain may be coincidental to the minimalist […]

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A 30-something year old male came to me complaining of bilateral knee pain while running.  He explained that he was training for his first Rock and Roll Half Marathon and had never done this before.  He said that so far he had lost 40 lbs!  His knees began having pain “all over and inside” during […]

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I have owned a running specialty store for 9 years and have seen the industry change a lot.  Unfortunately it has not changed for the better.  The running shoe companies have gotten greedier and greedier over the years and continue to take advantage of the running population.  It used to be all very simple.  You […]

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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 […]

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Brroks Pure Flow

Brooks has introduced a new line of shoes aimed at the minimalist runner called the “Pure Project,” line which features four new shoes the PureConnect, PureFlow, PureCadence and PureGrit.  There are five new features in these shoes called IDEAL Technologies.” IDEAL Heel: This heel structure shifts the ground contact point 3cm forward. This means that […]

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Do shoes cause injury?  Does running barefoot or in Vibram Five Finger shoes prevent injury?  How about minimalist running shoes?  These are all hot topics in today’s running world.  Hardly a run goes by that I do not overhear runners debating the advantages or disadvantages or barefoot style running.  Most of these debates are based […]

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Knee pain is the most common pain that affects and limits long distance runners.  Often runners go to their primary care doctor who proclaims “stop running, it’s bad for you.”  Seriously doc, you got anything else?  Running is not bad for you or your knees.  Everyone should be able to run a little without knee […]

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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.

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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 problem is solved.  They taught shoe store employee’s […]

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Whether you’re running in the Sidewinder 5K in July or are training for the strenuous Stairway to Heaven 15K in August, you’ll need to make sure you have the right shoes. Lucky for you, we’re trail running shoe experts in San Diego, and we’re also armed with tons of race day tips: Think in minutes, […]

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Sidewinder 5K and 10K

Looking for a July race? The Sidewinder 5K and 10K, slated for July 10, runs through Marion Bear Park in the center of San Diego. The Sidewinder starts at 7 AM at the Marion Bear Park parking area, located on the West side of Clairemont Mesa Blvd south of Highway 52. The 5K and 10K […]

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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 […]

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