The Princess and the 4 mm Drop

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“Heel-toe drop” is a phrase thrown around a lot by minimalist shoe fans and manufacturers. It is defined as the height differential between the thickness of the sole of a shoe under the heel relative to the toe (typically reported in mm). For example, if the sole of a running shoe is 30 mm thick at the heel, and 20 mm … Read More

Minimalist Wish-List

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A recent poll conducted by Footwear News named “Barefoot/minimalism” the Most Popular Trend of 2011. The same poll also gives credence to the notion that the minimalist movement is here to stay, as readers voted that “Barefoot/minimalism” would also be the Hot Trend of 2012. It’s very exciting to see how much the minimalist footwear movement has taken off in the … Read More

The Vibram Transition: Chapter 4

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One of the most striking transformations that took place during our transition into and continued use of Vibram FiveFingers was that of our feet. Before I began running in FiveFingers, I don’t think I ever put much thought into just how different one person’s feet are from another’s or what the natural form of the foot should be. Transitioning into … Read More

The Vibram Transition: Chapter 3

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Once the pains of calf-ocolypse had finally been soothed, we decided it was time to get back into the swing of things and sign up for our first 10k race.  This would be Meagan’s first race and my first race in over 10 years, but as intimidating as it was, the decision was one of the best we could have … Read More

The Vibram Transition: Chapter 2

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In this post, I present the second chapter in our ongoing series detailing our transition into running in Vibram FiveFingers. Here, I will address the more painful (and, sad to say, self-inflicted) parts of transitioning into minimalist running that Steve and I dealt with while we worked to re-train our feet (and really every other part of our lower body) … Read More

Staying Warm and Staying Minimal

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For those of you who run in Vibram FiveFingers, and, like Meagan and I, are going to attempt to brave the great outdoors this winter by continuing to run outside, this post is for you! Yesterday was a bit of a reality check for both Meagan and I when we headed to Milwaukee to lock down a DJ for our … Read More

The Vibram Transition: Chapter 1

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Minimalist running is currently making a big splash in the running world, and has been met with a significant amount of both positive and negative feedback. The minimalist running movement is about running in a more natural way, and stems from the belief that human feet are built to run, without the help of heavily-padded running shoes.  Some people run … Read More

All I Want for Christmas is my Two Fast Feet

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Runner's Christmas

Shopping for people around the holidays can be very difficult, so we’ve compiled a list of things that might light up your favorite runner’s face or give you some ideas as to what you might like to see under the tree on Christmas morning.  We won’t be doing an in-depth review of these items until later posts, but if you … Read More