I’ve had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Five Fingers. When I started barefoot running, they did not exist. My minimalist shoes consisted of a collection of ill-fitting aqua socks. When Barefoot Ted first wrote about them back in 2006 or so, I immediately bought a pair- black KSOs.
The shoes were awesome! The fit was far superior to the aqua socks and they lasted more than 100 miles. I wore them for […]
The first generation of the Minimus Road sucked. It felt like the designers spent all their time and innovation on the Minimus Trail, then phoned in the Road design. It was only marginally better than the Newton Sir Issac I reviewed a few years ago. They felt bulky and inflexible.
You know when you were a kid and you’d put boxes on your feet and march around the house at Christmas? That’s a close […]
2012. This will be the year of the minimalist shoe. I guarantee it. Several manufacturers are developing minimalist shoes, which I would define as any shoe that allows you to run with the same form you’d use if barefoot, that satisfy our needs. Long gone are the days of hacking up a pair of water shoes to retrofit something that would offer a little protection.
So why is 2012 going to be the year of the minimalist shoe? Because niches […]
The Merrell Road Glove. Simply put, it is to roads what the Trail Glove is to trails.
Merrell took the formula that made the Trail Glove a success, worked out a few details based on feedback from the barefoot running community, and developed a shoe that did exactly what a good minimalist shoe should- make you forget it’s there.
Before I get to the actual review, it should be known that I work with […]
By Jesse Scott
BRU Staff Writer
Running is a simple activity. Throw on some shorts(or not), some shoes(or not), and head out the door. In recent years, people have begun to re-question the merits of cushioned running shoes and expensive gadgets. Ironically, this paradigm shift toward the basics has brought about a myriad of choices to sift through. Vibram Fivefingers, NB’s minimus, Merrell’s Barefoot line, and countless other styles of footwear have surfaced to cater to those […]
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.
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.
Disclaimer: I tested […]
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 […]