Does barefoot running prevent or cause injuries?

One of the primary reasons behind the barefoot running movement is the idea that bulky running shoes contribute to injuries. The argument is that running barefoot, or running with ultra minimalist shoes like the Vibram FiveFingers, prevents weakening of foot and ankle muscles caused by shoes that are too supportive. Of course, running shoe aficionados […]

Does a lighter weight running shoe necessarily mean that it’s faster?

When many runners think of a “fast” shoe, they immediately think of a shoe that is lightweight. It seems logical – the lighter the shoe, the easier it is for your legs to pick it up on every stride. However, lighter does not always equal faster. The Boston Globe has a good article on what […]

What are maximalist running shoes?

Now that the rage over minimalist running shoes has lasted a few years, it was only a matter of time before a new fad developed in the opposite direction. Yes, there are now “maximalist” running shoes. Instead of the minimalist principles of reducing excess cushioning and stability to make the foot stronger, maximalist shoes are […]

Study casts doubt on benefits of minimalist running shoes

One of the fiercest debates in running circles is whether minimalist running shoes provide a greater benefit than traditional running shoes. Proponents of minimalist shoes state that they help strengthen the foot and thus cut down on injuries. However many podiatrists caution that minimalist running shoes are not for everyone – especially people who have […]

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How to Buy the Right Running Shoe

How do you buy the right running shoe for you? Pete Larson over at RunBlogger has a good post on five different things to look for when trying out a new running shoe. Following this advice is a great way to ensure that you buy the right running shoe for your foot and body type. […]