The Shoe Progression

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Since the beginning of our minimalist shoe journey, I have had difficulty explaining what a normal shoe actually does for us aside from added cushioning.  I mean, there has to be a purpose for all of these different styles of shoes, right?  Well, turns out there is a purpose, and it is much more involved than you might think. Before … Read More

Altra Samson & Delilah Review

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Brand: Altra Name: Samson & Delilah Color Options: Samson – Only available in Gray/Orange, Delilah – Available in Gray/Purple or Gray/Pink Weight: 6.5oz each (13oz. pair) *varies per size Drop: 0 mm heel to toe Other: 3.4 mm Razor-Siped Performance Rubber BareSole Price: $99.99 *Available at AltraZeroDrop.com In the box: Samson – Shoes with insoles, Delilah – Shoes with insoles & colored laces Steve Ankney Steve is … Read More

Nike Free Commercial – I Would Run To You

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Thanks to my mother, it was brought to my attention that a new commercial for minimalist (or “minimalish” depending on your opinion of the Nike Free) shoes has been released.  It is actually surprising to me that Nike has been so quiet in regard to its advertising of the Frees, considering I have seen them nearly everywhere.  Frankly, I am not a … Read More

Vibram FiveFingers SeeYa Review

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Brand: Vibram FiveFingers Name: SeeYa Color Options: Black/Dayglow or Silver/Dark Blue for Men and Light Grey/Blue or Light Grey/Orange/Aqua for Women Weight: 4.8oz each (9.6oz. pair) *varies per size Drop: 0 mm heel to toe Other: Vibram TC-1 Rubber sole with a 3mm Polyurethane Insole & Anti-Microbial Dri-Lex Sockliner with a Polyester Stretch Mesh upper Price: $100.00 *Available at REI.com Steve Ankney Steve is … Read More

New Balance Minimus Commercial

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Over the weekend, while Meagan and I were enjoying our normal Saturday morning TV show marathon on Hulu, we came across a gem of a commercial from New Balance.  We were thrilled to see the first (at least the first we’ve seen) minimalist shoe commercial to finally hit the air.  It is great to see that New Balance is putting so much … Read More

A Run in the Spyridons and a Quick Look at the Lontra

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During what we intended to be a quick (and less expensive) visit to our local REI, I decided to try on a pair of Vibram FiveFingers Spyridons (in case you didn’t know they are finally available!) on a whim and, to my surprise, they were insanely comfortable.  I wasn’t initially prepared to spend the $120 required for them, but after … 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