Being a blogger is a cool gig. Most of the time. You get to meet interesting people, let your voice be heard, even score some free swag.
Sometimes being a blogger blows. By our very nature, we share knowledge and news. Let’s face it- we’re the gossip queens of the Interwebs. We’re information whores. Occasionally we’re given information on one condition- we can’t share until a future date. That’s when blogging isn’t so fun.
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By Jesse Scott, BRU Staff Writer
I was approached to review the Somnio Nada. I had only known of Somnio for their array of customizable running shoes I saw advertised in triathlon media. I always thought the idea was interesting, but it kind of goes against my views on complicated footwear. Nevertheless, the company seemed to be truly searching to make a high quality product to help their customers.
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This is a quickly-developing story. The details are a bit sketchy, but the news was too exciting to pass up.
I hate socks!!!
There, I had to get that out of the way.
It’s not just because I’m a barefoot runner. To me, socks feel even more constrictive than shoes. They hug your foot, get sweaty, and are generally annoying. If I had a choice, I would never wear socks.
Except for Injinjis.
The idea of separating your toes is genius. While the socks still hug your feet and get Read More...
The Hoka One One Mafate. Okay, I know it is unusual for a barefoot/minimalist shoe runner to review a shoe that appears to be the polar opposite of a minimalist shoe. Quite honestly, I’m not sure why I wanted to test this shoe. My interest was piqued when Jesse Scott tried the shoe and reported it “…wasn’t as bad as I expected.” Part of the motivation comes from my science background- I always want to Read More...
[The following review was written by BRU writer Christian Peterson. The shoes were provided by our friends at Planet Shoes, which offers an incredible selection of eco-friendly and minimalist shoes. If you're shopping for new shoes, check them out! If you want to read more of Christian's stuff, check out his blog The Maple Grove Barefoot Guy.]
Hello again BRU students. For those who don’t remember me, what the hell is wrong with you! I Read More...
Here’s a situation that pops up all too often. You try running barefoot and/or in minimalist shoes. You see that you’ve been encasing your feet in cushioned foot coffins since your youth and your feet have suffered. You don’t want your children to suffer the same fate, so you begin investigating the available options. Much to your surprise, the kids’ minimalist shoe market is virtually non-existent.
Need a bad-ass shoe for bad-ass conditions? Inov-8′s Bare-Grip 200 fits the bill. This shoe is definitely the most aggressive minimalist shoe on the market today.
Based on my theory of using shoes as tools, the Bare-Grip 200 occupies a niche at the far end of the “gnarly” spectrum. This shoe is essentially a cleat, meaning it is not designed for roads, sidewalks, or even hard-packed trails. This shoe is designed for slop. I would like to see a Read More...