The Vibram Transition: Chapter 4

MeaganGeneral, Vibram Transition6 Comments

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 Primal Professional

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I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Why are we talking about dress shoes on a website about running, fitness, and gadgets?”  Well, the reason is that I haven’t seen something hit so close to home in quite a long time.  In my line of work, I have to be professionally dressed every day of the week.  Until recently, that … Read More

Sketchy Skechers

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When I was finishing up some last-minute Christmas shopping last week, I was surprised to come across the advertisement featured on the right. It seems that the increased attention and interest being paid to the minimalist running movement has prompted even Skechers to come out with their own version of a minimalist shoe: the Skechers GORun. The shoe appears, at … Read More

The Vibram Transition: Chapter 2

MeaganGeneral, Vibram Transition3 Comments

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

Steve AnkneyGeneral, Vibram Transition0 Comments

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