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Who Should Be Responsible For Teaching Better Running Form?

Mar 12, 2012 | 9 Comments

There aren’t too many people that disagree there is such thing as “good running form.”  Most of these people would also agree “good form” consists of a few variables, such as good posture, shorter stride, higher cadence, and relaxed, fluid movements.

It’s obvious not everyone does this.  In fact, most people (talking to you road runners) still run with a slow, loping gait with the foot landing way in front of the body and a heavy heel […]

How Wide Is The Toe Box Of…

Jan 6, 2011 | 4 Comments

After I posted my review of Merrell’s Trail Glove, I was inundated with questions.  The most common- how wide are the shoes?  Since a simple measurement may not be too informative, I took a topside picture of most of my shoe collection.  Enjoy!

[Edit- check out Pete Larson of… he just received a pair of Trail Gloves and will be reviewing them shortly]

My bare foot

Saucony Kilkenny XC2 size 11.5- this shoe is too narrow […]

Terra Plana VivoBarefoot Kali Review

Dec 20, 2010 | One Comment

Terra Plana VivoBarefoot struck gold.  Again.  If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you’ve  undoubtedly noticed I have an affinity for this UK-based company.  Why do I have such an affinity for Terra Plana?

Simply put, they make the world’s best minimalist casual/ business casual shoes.

I wear a pair of Dharmas or Aquas to work every day.  The only other shoe I wear are my Lunas, but they’re a bit out of […]

Terra Plana VivoBarefoot Dharma Review

Nov 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

Terra Plana is legendary for their casual and business-casual minimalist work shoes.  In the running arena, their EVO II has some significant competition this year.  In the non-athletic arena, there is no contest.

The Dharma upholds this tradition of great shoes designed for the office.  This shoe is a solid workhorse capable of meeting the needs of anyone searching for a shoe that eliminates the raised heel of the modern dress shoe.

Being a long-term barefoot and minimalist shoe […]

Terra Plana VivoBarefoot EVO II Review

Oct 29, 2010 | 7 Comments

I was sitting in the chair at the dentist’s office.  I had cotton in my mouth and the Spongebob theme was playing on the TV overhead.  The dentist, who is unaware of my running adventures, walking in the room and immediately notices my shoes.

“Whoa!  Those are some awesome shoes… where did you get them?”

Thus started a 15 minute conversation about barefoot running.  I think I convinced him to try it.

I haven’t found […]

Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot EVO first impressions and pictures

Mar 6, 2010 | 12 Comments

Terra Plana sent me a pair of their brand-new EVO minimalist running shoes.  My very first impression- this shoe lives up to most of the hype.  While running in this shoe is not as good as running barefoot, it is clearly one of the best minimalist running shoes developed so far.  It is definitely in the same class as my beloved Vibram KSOs.  Over the next few days, I will be thoroughly testing these shoes.  I will also be comparing […]


Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot Lucy Review

Mar 2, 2010 | 2 Comments

     Terra Plana Vivo Barefoot’s “Lucy” shoe is a woman’s shoe designed to be an alternative to being barefoot.  Yes, I am a male.  No, I did not actually test the shoe… my wife Shelly did.  She is a recent barefoot running convert that was suffering for a problem that plagues many barefoot runners: what to wear when shoes are required.  Shelly, like me, is a teacher.  We have the freedom to kick off our shoes during class, […]