GoLite BareTech Shoe Preview: Amp Lite, Tara Lite, and More!


A few days ago I put up a post about a new line of “zero-drop” shoes that will soon be introduced by GoLite Footwear (“zero-drop” means no heel lift, so the heel and forefoot will sit in the same plane as the forefoot when in the shoe). These shoes, featuring what GoLite is calling “BareTech […]

Book Review: The Naked Olympics by Tony Perrottet


I was at the library the other day with my daughter (a frequent activity in this family!), and came across the book “The Naked Olympics” by Tony Perrottet. The cover (see picture to the left) featured what looked like an ancient painting of a group of naked Greek runners (more on this below) in seemingly […]

Fun With the Family: Camping in Glen, NH

I’m needing to take a break from my recent flurry of shoe-related posts, so I decided to share a bit from my personal life – hope you’ll indulge me. If nothing else, this post will prove that I do in fact do other things than run, tweet, and write about shoes! One of the great […]

GoLite Footwear to Introduce Minimalist Shoe Line in Fall 2010


Just read a post by Damien at the Adventure in Progress blog regarding a new line of minimalist running shoes that GoLite Footwear will be introducing this Fall. I haven’t ahd much luck finding images of shoes that will be featured in this line, but I’ve pulled together some information from a few GoLite press […]

Going to Dark Places: On Mental Toughness in Running


Image via Wikipedia Last week I was reading an article about Kara Goucher from the March issue of Runner’s World titled “Mind Gains” by Bruce Barcott. In the article, Barcott tells the story of how Goucher’s coach, Alberto Salazar, brought in a sports psychologist, Darren Treasure, to work with Goucher on the mental demons that […]

Vibram "Grip Your World Giveaway" – Play for a Chance to Win a Free Pair of Vibram FiveFingers


I recently received an e-mail from a representative for Vibram asking me to post some information regarding their “Grip Your World Giveaway” sweepstakes. To participate in this contest, all you have to do is go to www.gripyourworld.com and upload a picture of you in a Vibram branded product (along with an optional story). The grand […]

Merrell and Vibram Announce New Minimalist Shoe Line


Looks like Merrell and Vibram are teaming up to release a new line of minimalist shoes – they’re calling it the Merrell Barefoot Collection. Here are the details reported by Stephen Regenold on GearJunkie.com: “Not available until February 2011, the line will include shoes like the Trail Glove, a trail-running model; the Tough Glove, a […]

Review of Brooks Mach 11 Spikeless Cross Country Racing Flat


Not too long ago I wrote a post extolling the virtues of spikeless cross country racing flats as more minimalist running shoes. At the time that I wrote that article I hadn’t put very many miles in while wearing a XC flat, but lately I’ve been finding that my Brooks Mach 11 spikeless flats have […]

Science Based Examination of Running Shoes – Great Post by Steve Magness from The Science of Running


There’s been an awful lot of chatter over the past year about the design of running shoes. There are people that shun them entirely and prefer to run barefoot, others who think barefooting is crazy and stick with their heavily cushioned trainers, and yet others who take a more moderate approach and recognize the potential […]

Oldest Leather Shoes found in Armenia: Minimalist Running has Deep Roots, or Does It???


Archaeologists recently found a pair of 5,500 year old leather shoes in Armenia, making this the oldest leather shoe ever found (you can see a picture of the shoes to the left – picture taken from Boston.com via AP Photo/Department of Archaeology University College Cork). The shoe is made from a single piece of leather […]