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

Steve AnkneyGeneral, Vibram Transition1 Comment

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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

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

Calf-ocalypse Now: Compression Sleeves and Socks

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For those of you who have only recently begun to read our posts, you may be asking yourself “what the heck is a calf-ocalypse?”  Calf-ocalypse is a term Meagan and I coined after our first foray into minimalist running.  I won’t go into vivid detail (check out Chapter 2 of our Vibram Transition series if you are interested) but the … Read More

The Vibram Transition: Chapter 5

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It’s been a while since our last Vibram Transition post. For the time being, we’ve been focusing on testing other minimalist shoe options (lots of exciting reviews coming soon!), but I wanted to come back to this series and talk about one of the less emphasized parts of barefoot/minimalist running: injury. “Injury” often feels like a dirty word in the … Read More

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