Plug your headphones into your iPhone or iPad and run on. These 5 Ted Talks are bound to inspire you. Continue reading
Everywhere I go, I get questions. “Are those comfortable? How do you like those?”
As a biped (an animal that moves by means of two limbs), inevitably, at one time, you have encountered the sharp, uncontrollable irritation of a friction blister. Here is a collection of tips on how to prevent and treat blisters from thousands of miles of running experience and a varied collection of trusted sources. Continue reading
Yeah! You are making the switch and are so excited that you are ready to go! But, before you take one barefoot step, read this! Transitioning to barefoot or minimal footwear for running, other workouts or everyday wear should be performed progressively and with awareness. Tendons, ligaments, muscles, bones and skin all must adapt. Building up strength slowly will prevent undue stress and injury. Continue reading
Yes, it’s true. Adidas, the world’s second largest athletic company has stepped barefoot into the minimal shoe market. The Adipure (adee-pure) Trainer, a cross between a glove for the feet and a traditional shoe, hits U.S. stores in November at a $90 price point in four color combos. Continue reading
Five Fingers, shoes with individual toe pockets, as they call them, which, among many benefits, create a more natural stance, increase proprioception, balance and strength in feet, calves and lower legs. And, now, the same sole technology used in FiveFingers, is offered in a New Balance shoe- the look of a traditional sneaker, and the feel of minimal footwear. Love the concept! Continue reading
You’ve probably seen them and done a double take, five toe shoes, like those made by Vibram (vee-bram), www.vibramfivefingers.com, are popping up everywhere. We talked with Vibram, the creator of these shoes, at the IDEA conference to learn a bit about their shoe, and why they’re so great.