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Enhancing Natural Pronation Control: Your Feet Were Designed to Do Just That!

Posted on 27 February 2012

When customers enter Two Rivers Treads, questions always arise about pronation. Many of them in the past have been labeled pronators by well-meaning employees at other running stores. Some claim that they have classified as supinators.  They want shoes that fit. They want to run injury-free.  Yet it’s not something as simple as asking them [Read more...]

How I Became a Minimalist and Went from Average Runner to Elite Marathoner (2:37)

Posted on 02 February 2012

Camille Herron, who placed 26th at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials with a PR of  2:37, has an interesting personal story. Years ago, she was a self-described “hobby jogger” with a top time of 19 minutes for the 5K. Then she got serious, really serious about running. She went minimalist. Camille writes on her [Read more...]

Where Are All the Women in the Natural Running and Minimalist Movement? 

Posted on 24 November 2011

Emily Snayd is passionate about running and even more passionate about attracting more women to the natural running movement. Ms. Snayd heads up public relations for Merrell’s Barefoot Running. And so, starting on December 1, Merrell will host a six-week series of digitalchats that address different elements of barefoot/minimal running and fitness. As she writes on [Read more...]

Sole Searching: What is the Ideal Tread Thickness in a Minimalist Running Shoe?

Posted on 30 October 2011

by Steven Sashen. To answer this question, let’s begin with a simple Pop Quiz: Which of the following fictitious shoes gives you more of a barefoot feel: a.) ASICs  Nuttin’-2C with a 10mm thick sole b.) Brooks Zilch-City with a 1mm thick sole If you answered B, you’re mistaken. But if you answered A, you’re [Read more...]

Toe Spring in Minimalist Shoes — Good or Bad?

Posted on 12 August 2011

by Jason Robillard. Earlier today, I had a lengthy conversation with Jesse Scott as we climbed up  to Devil’s Thumb outside Nederland, CO.  We had three pairs of minimalist shoes we were testing out, so one of the topics centered around shoes.Specifically, we were discussing the various characteristics that make a great minimalist shoe.  Jesse [Read more...]

ABC’s of Minimalism: Dr. Mark’s Reply to Jeff Galloway’s Views on Running and Injury

Posted on 23 July 2011

With all his books, coaching experience, training methods, racing achievements, and Ironman-like durability with just over a half-century of miles on his legs, Jeff Galloway is a respected fixture in the running community. And along with many other runners, I’m a subscriber to his email newsletter .But his take on minimalist running shoes in his [Read more...]

Ask the Experts: How Much “Time” Do I Need to Safely Transition to Minimalist Footwear?

Posted on 15 July 2011

Q: In the transition to minimalist footwear, am I going to get hurt? And how long does this transition take? Jay Dicharry responds: There has been a lot of interest lately in the transition to minimal footwear. Am I going to get hurt? How long does this transition take? Is this really better for me? [Read more...]

Running in Minimalist Shoes, But Still Injured? — It Could be Your Diet!

Posted on 04 July 2011

by Dr. Steve Gangemi ( aka Sock Doc). One of the most common questions I have been asked is, “Sock Doc, I’m running in minimalist shoes (or barefoot), but I’m still injured – why?” This question tells me one thing – runners think that if you get out of your over- supportive, cushioned running shoes [Read more...]

Newton Running: Transitioning to Natural Running Form and Shoes

Posted on 29 May 2011

Danny Abshire is the author of “Natural Running” (VeloPress, 2010) and the co-founder of Newton Running, a Boulder, Colorado-based company that makes shoes that promote an efficient midfoot/forefoot running gait. He has been making advanced footwear solutions for runners and triathletes for more than 20 years. The following article by Danny will help you safely [Read more...]

Desert Running in Vibram FiveFingers Improved My Cadence and Gait

Posted on 02 April 2011

By Coralee Thompson, M.D. I’ve been working out for much of my adult life, and since first meeting Dr.Phil Maffetone in 1997, running always included wearing very flat shoes. The past few years while living in the mountains of southern Arizona, we sometimes combine three activities that might include hiking, running, walking, biking and swimming. [Read more...]



 

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