Tag Archives | Minimalist running shoes

A question of balance

Specialty running retailer & coach Mark Gorski share his thoughts on the evolution of the running shoe industry towards minimalism. From a shoe retailer’s view he sees an abyss between minimalist skeptics and passionate barefoot advocates that should be filled with the lightweight trainer category.

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Saucony Kinvara 2 Review

I’ve been slow to appreciate the Saucony Kinvara 2, but I’m beginning to warm to it as part of my regular shoe tool-kit. The Kinvara is cushy, with a 4mm heel to toe drop, making it a good option for runners making a forefoot and/or minimal transition. The low drop works the calves, feet and […]

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Adidas Adizero Hagio Review

The Adidas Adizero Hagio is an interesting shoe design that morphs the original Adios with some elements of the Adizero Pro. What’s come out is a hybrid that many runners will enjoy as a training and racing shoe. However, fans of a snug, tight fitting racing flat may find the Hagio not quite to their […]

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Nike Free 3.0 Review

The Nike Free 3.0 is the shoe I reach for first out of my growing pile of running footwear.This versatile shoe is great for general running and comes into its own as a means to practice good running technique.

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New Balance MT101 Review

As a runner who likes to get out into the forest and run some trails, I’m constantly on the lookout for running shoes that can cope with a sometimes more testing environment than pavement. Enter the NB MT101 a minimalist trail shoe with a rock stopping feature, find out why this shoe ticks the right […]

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Barefoot running baby steps

While I encourage runners to approach barefoot running with caution, for some runners, there is a case to be made for taking baby steps towards barefoot running. In this article I describe five ideas that will give you a taste of the barefoot phenomenon without having to put yourself at high risk of injury.

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Adidas Adizero Adios Review

As a self-confessed running shoe addict, I’ve worn many different shoe makes and models over the past few years, but I keep coming back to the Adidas Adizero Adios as they consistently provide comfort, speed and protection for many types of training and racing. Find out why this is my favorite running shoe.

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Adidas Adizero Feather Review

Adidas has delivered a new shoe, the Adidas Adizero Feather, into the Adizero range of performance running shoes that fits snugly into the marathon racing and minimalist shoe categories. The Adidas Feather is lighter than the Adios and has a Sprint Frame – find out what that is all about in this review.

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Running technique miracle?

I didn’t believe in spontaneous or miraculous improvements in running technique, but some recent coaching clients have given me a chance to reconsider my position. The conclusion: for some (but not all) runners the removal of orthotics and reduction in running shoe support features can lead to rapid improvements in running technique. Watch the before […]

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