Running Tips Podcast 003: When To Change Your Running Shoes

In order to minimize the chance of injury and maximize training, it is important to change your running shoes before they wear out. Due to the price and time it takes to shop for new shoes many runners run far too long in old, worn out shoes. In this episode of the Running Tips Podcast, […]

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 […]