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What the Heel?!

I couldn’t resist to expose these ‘Pogo-stick meets high-heel’ shoes. Z-Coil states that their shoes incorporate “patented, shock-absorbing design greatly reduces impact to the body and distributes pressure more evenly across the foot than conventional shoes do. And less impact means less pain.” These things are totally ridiculous and dangerous…

Original post on RailRiders.com/blog. Republished with author’s permission. A very insightful post that captures the history and future of running footwear. Hope you like it. Happy trails, David. Let’s say that you have been away from running for years but suspect that your feet will need extra pampering now that…

Let your Sole Guide your Soul

When you start running barefoot the sole of your foot seems to get tender very quickly and for me it has meant a reduction in training miles. I thought this was one of the disadvantages of running barefoot and have taken to five fingers and other minimal shoes to help…

The Tea Tastes Good

Image courtesy: Michl_007 I ran 10km barefoot. I just went out and started to run. I did not look like a runner. Just some jean shorts, a T and a bucket hat. I don’t feel the need to fit into a group. I like the freedom to stop and walk…

Winter (Barefoot) Running

Image courtesy: I live in Florida. The extent of ‘winter’ here is… well, there isn’t. While living in Calgary, Canada however (see pic above) I had the pleasure of running through many winter seasons. For those not familiar with Alberta winters, they’re known to last a good 7 months with….

As a corporate trainer teaching life skills, I have opportunity to sit with people from all walks of life and all levels of success. In my many exchanges with students, at least one person from each class will say something like this: “I feel like a failure in my personal…

Whether you’re a barefoot runner or not, foot care, like dental care, should be an important part of your regular scheduled maintenance plan.In this new Sole Care series we’ll outline simple and effective foot care regimes to help you feeling and looking your best, that is, from the ankle down….

Here’s an oldie but goodie. This post is from an FAQ found on Society for Barefoot Living When walking or running barefoot you’ll often have curious folks ask why you’re unshod. Here are 37 light-hearted responses you can try next time. Enjoy! You’re barefoot! 1) You’re not! 2) You’re observant!…

Okay, I’ll admit it, I stare at runners. I do. I can’t help looking at nearly every runner that I see. Driving to work in the morning I’ll find myself slowing down just enough to catch a few strides of a morning runner. It amazes me how dramatically running shoes…

I don’t know why, but I was expecting something truly amazing with the release of ECCO’s new BIOM shoe. How could I not? Their thebiomproject website shouted “everything you know about shoes is wrong”. Although just a few weeks back they changed their copy to, well, better reflect the final…