Why I Don’t Wear Minimalist Shoes

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When new acquaintances find out I run, and especially when they find out that I have run ultra marathons, I often get asked, “Do you wear those toe shoes?” I say no, although I do have a pair for walking around in. “I can’t wear them,” I say. “But my husband has a pair and he loves them.” I feel … Read More

The Vibram Transition: Chapter 8 – Bone Marrow Edema & the Minimalist Transition

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Recently, one of our writers, Jason, forwarded me a story he found on Runner’s World regarding a study by Sarah Ridge et al. that was published in February 2013 in the medical journal, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.  The study is titled Foot Bone Marrow Edema after 10-week Transition to Minimalist Running Shoes.  Simply put, the study examines injury rates in … Read More

Topo Athletic

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Heads up, readers, Tony Post is back in the shoe game!  Before I get ahead of myself, though, and in case you aren’t aware, Tony Post is the original CEO/President/Founder of the Vibram FiveFingers running shoes.  Back in July of 2012, Tony made the seemingly spontaneous decision to step down as CEO, and, at the time, he didn’t offer up … Read More

The Vibram Transition: Chapter 7

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Every time I find myself looking over this series, I wonder if we should rename it to something like “minimalist” transition, but instead, we keep this name because there are many notable things that differentiate FiveFingers from the rest of the minimalist shoe lines.  So, I wanted to bring some attention to the differences between 5-toed shoes and single toe … Read More

Spring/Summer 2013 Vibram FiveFinger Catalog Leaked!

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Last Wednesday, we were alerted by the Reddit Barefoot Running community that a copy of the Vibram FiveFinger catalog for Spring/Summer 2013 was leaked by an online retailer. As you might expect, there are some very exciting new additions coming to the FiveFinger line-up, some of which we have seen before, and some that are brand new! Because the catalog … Read More

Vibram FiveFingers Classic: Olympic Edition

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With the 2012 Olympics only 10 days away, companies left and right are beginning to release their Olympic-style gear, Olympic branded soft drinks, and Olympic advertisements.  This marketing phenomenon reaches our televisions, store shelves, and fast-food restaurants every two years (between the summer and winter games).  My celebration of the summer Olympics began with my recent discovery of slow-motion videos … Read More

The Fall 2012/Spring 2013 Minimalist Shoe Round-Up

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Howdy! Hope all of our U.S. readers had a great 4th of July, and that our fellow Midwesterners are managing to beat the heat that continues to plague us. We got a run in on Tuesday afternoon, and it was brutal outside–I don’t know how you Southerners do it! Thanks to the soaring temperatures, and now that we’re about halfway … Read More

The Vibram Transition: Chapter 6

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The most frequently asked question I get when I wear my Vibram FiveFingers around town is: “Are those actually comfortable?” Of course, my answer is always some variation on “Yes, they’re very comfortable,” and is often followed up by a longer explanation of the benefits of minimalist footwear if the asker is interested to hear more. Obviously, I’m happy to … Read More