Here’s an update on the state of the Barefoot Runners Society. The team that has been managing the site and organization are in the process of setting up the new site. There are two significant hurdles:
The old hosting software (Drupal) sucked, which was a frequent complaint. Unfortunately it is difficult to move anything from Drupal (further demonstrating its suckiness quotient). It was important to everyone to preserve all member forum and blog posts. I was originally in favor Read More...
“Can you recommend a pair of casual or business minimalist shoes?”
I get this question at least once every week. There aren’t too many options. Merrell made the Tough Glove. Vivo has a good few models. The new Stems are good options. A few non-minimalist companies produce workable solutions. But for the most part, the market is still barren.
I’ve always wondered why. After all, there’s A LOT of demand. Once people make the switch to Read More...
It appears as though Nike is finally making a little noise in the minimalist market, starting with a “transition” version of the Free. Rumor has it they’re going to be releasing a 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm drop shoe with the idea that people will be able to transition down from high-heeled shoes to minimal shoes.
Multiple news post time!
First, we finally have the dates and times for our next two Southern California clinics:
Saturday, February 25th from 10-2 @ Running Skirts flagship store, 676 2nd Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
Sunday, February 26th (morning, exact time to be announced) @ Pt. Magu State Park as part of the Malibu Day and Midnight Madness event (I think we’re doing a course preview). I’ve heard multiple people say the half Read More...
We’ve been working on our schedule for about a month. It looks like we have a pretty good grasp on the tentative schedule. The exact , time, and location of clinics will be announced here, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Additional clinics will be added as we get closer to the events or races. This is what it looks like as of right now:
Series of clinics in Southern California, Northern California, Seattle, Boise, and Portland (tentative, Read More...
Today has been eventful. I…
1. Finished the outline from all the ideas for the ultra book… thanks for all the input!
2. Ran the Coldwater 50k outside Phoenix… and DNFed after about 6 miles. I hurt my knee a few days ago running eight miles to pick up our Suburban (needed wheel bearings). It felt okay yesterday, so I decided to run the 50k. The pain set in after three miles. Shelly, still recovering from Read More...
Thanks to Bryon Powell and the gang at irunfar.com for the photo- check out their post for even more details on the MT1010.
Here are some teaser details for New Balance’s Minimus Amp, which goes by the MT1010 code:
Due to be released in July with a price tag of about $100,
More cushioning than the MT10 (first generation Minimus Trail),
Uses same last as the Minimus Trail Zero,
This shoe looks like an intermediate trail shoe that would fit Read More...
A few months ago, I asked for feedback in the form of a survey. Several people suggested I start tapping my contacts in the running industry for some interviews. It’s been a slow process, but here’s the first- an interview with Vibram USA president Tony Post.
Vibram, as many of you know, has been at the forefront of the barefoot and minimalist shoe movement. Tony has a fascinating vision for the future of minimalism, which he Read More...