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What I Have Learned From Barefoot and Minimalist Running

Posted on 21 June 2013

In June 2013, the second Barefoot Connections conference  was held in England, and most fittingly, it met inside  the prestigious Natural History Museum which is located just outside London. Several leading practitioners and thought leaders in natural lifestyle and barefoot activity (walking and running) gave talks there.  Family commitments kept me from making the trip [Read more...]

The Transition Shoe for Minimalist and Natural Runners

Posted on 15 January 2013

As we enter or transition into the first weeks of the new year, it often means aligning our personal goals with training and racing in the coming months.  So now is also a good time to summarize some of the basics about transitioning to minimalism, especially for those new to natural running and who what [Read more...]

Current State of Running and Minimalism: Where Are We Now and What Will the Future Look Like?

Posted on 14 November 2012

The following essay on where matters stand today with minimalism  –and what will they look like tomorrow — was penned by Blaise Dubois. It originally appeared on his lively, informative, and tell-it-like-it-is bilingual blog on running and injuries. Many of the old guard in the footwear, medical and running biz who are wedded to the [Read more...]

15 Misconceptions About Minimalist Shoes and Natural Running

Posted on 29 October 2012

by Jim Hixson. 1. There is no correct way to run. There is no perfect way to hit a forehand in tennis, or to drive a golf ball, or to kick a soccer ball, but the degree of divergence from the accepted norm in each of these activities is relatively small.  When you look at [Read more...]

Got a Minimalist Running Shoe Question? –Let Jim Hixson (“Voice from the Running Shoe Store Floor”) Answer It!

Posted on 06 October 2012

Wide Feet Question: I ask this as someone with ridiculously wide feet.  I have been a barefoot runner for 4 years now, and very much enjoy going naked, but I have become intensely interested in some more rugged, ultra marathons where having a foot covering will be important.  I’ve considered simply using huarache style sandals, [Read more...]

Defining Minimalism and Running Shoes: Bringing the Hype Back to Earth

Posted on 10 September 2012

Blaise Dubois is a physiotherapist and founder of the Running Clinic  from Quebec City, Montreal, whose multi-day course on the prevention of running injuries has attracted the interest and attention of health professionals, coaches and running enthusiasts around the world. Blaise also tells it like it is, as readers of his bilingual blog–French and English– [Read more...]

The Altered Meaning of Popular Running Shoe Terms: Third Installment of “Voice from the Running Shoe Store Floor”

Posted on 28 August 2012

by Jim Hixson –When you’ve spent enough time working in running shoe stores like I have (15 years), there are a number of common words and phrases that you’ve heard that are used to a fault by both sales people and customers. The main offenders are: “stability”, “structure”, “motion-control,” “cushioning”, and “anti-pronation.” Shoes that have [Read more...]

You Don’t Have to Run in Pain: Second Installment of “Voice from the Running Shoe Store Floor”

Posted on 28 July 2012

An early adopter of minimalism, Jim Hixson was the former general manager of an independent running retail store in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to currently being a running retail store consultant, Jim now writes a regular column for the Natural Running Center called “Voice From the Running Shoe Store Floor.”   — NRC *** [Read more...]

“Voice From the Running Shoe Store Floor”: Why Minimalism Matters with Runners

Posted on 09 July 2012

An early adopter of minimalism, Jim Hixson was the former general manager of an independent running retail store in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to currently being a running retail store consultant, Jim will be writing a regular column for the Natural Running Center called “Voice From the Running Shoe Store Floor.” Here’s the opening [Read more...]

Video: Runners, Are You Ready to Go Minimal?

Posted on 11 April 2012

The April 2012 issue of Running Times, in part, was an homage to a bygone era…the late  70′s when shoes were flat, thin-soled, and non-bulky. Moreover, the cover recreated the iconic image and cover pose of Jim Fixx’s “The Complete Book of Running,” which came out in 1977 and eventually sold over one million copies. [Read more...]



 

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