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...
Earlier this summer, I predicted Sketchers would kill the minimalist movement. After hearing several reports regarding their new minimalist shoe, I admit I was probably wrong. It appears as if their design team actually made a decent shoe.
So if Sketchers doesn’t occupy the bottom of the minimalist shoe hierarchy, who does?
I present the Fila Skeletoes Amp:
Most of us laughed off the original Skeletoes. They were clearly a Five Read More...
In a recent post, I discussed the impending revolution in the shoe industry and which companies seemed to be in a position to be winners and losers. It’s purely speculative and based on nothing but my own observations (i.e.- no real data), but it’s fun tossing out predictions.
One that note- here are ten reasons the shoe revolution will occur:
Where we’ll be over the next two weeks:
Sunday, October 23rd: Guilford, Connecticut, Bimbler’s Bluff 50k. Shelly will be running this race, I’ll be cheering her on and snapping pictures.
Tuesday, October 25ht: New York City, Paragon Sports clinic and run. Events start at 6:30pm at their store (867 Broadway, NY, NY). Runners will receive a free long sleeve Merrell/Paragon tech tee for participating!
Saturday, October 29th: Wellesley, MA, City Sports 5k trail run and barefoot clinic starting at Read More...
A few posts ago, I wrote about creating a great blog. On the same day, The Maple Grove Barefoot Guy wrote about the same topic. We do that a lot. Anyway, Christian made a comment that I’ve been thinking about for the last two weeks:
“I’m going to be honest with you folks. You can do everything that all of the articles on this topic suggest and still be a lonely blogger in some dark corner of Read More...
We’re in the midst of a paradigm shift away from the antiquated “neutral, stability, and motion-control” paradigm and toward the minimal-based “shoes as tools” paradigm. It’s easy to write this off as a passing fad or just another option to compliment the old way of doing things, but this is short-sighted.
When people make the switch to minimalist shoes, they don’t go back.
Based on the number of people making the transition AND the rate at Read More...
It’s about 9:30 am on Friday, October 7th. At 6pm this evening, I’ll start the Grindstone 100 miler in Swoope, VA.
The game plan is pretty simple- start slow for the first half, assess my condition, then try to “race” the second half. The course is an out-and-back with pretty significant climbs and descents on relatively easy trails (technically-speaking.)
My training going into the race is nearly identical to Western States. I didn’t follow a specific Read More...