Running Shoes and Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS): One Runner’s Story

A few weeks ago I received an email from a reader named Adam Krueger asking me if it was possible that a simple change in footwear from a stability shoe to a neutral trainer could essentially cure a fairly long-term bout with iliotibial band syndrome virtually overnight. This had been Adam’s experience, and he was […]

Mizuno Be: Mizuno’s Foray into Minimalist Footwear?

I was doing a bit of poking around as I tend to do from time to time and came across a German website which had photos of a shoe called the Mizuno Be – appears to be a new minimalist spectrum “training” shoe from Mizuno. Here are the photos that were posted on Laufschuhkauf.de: Since […]

Skechers Go Bionic Review: Lightweight, Zero Drop, and Ultra-Flexible Running Shoe

Since initially being contacted by the design team behind the Skechers Go Run, a local ultrarunning friend (Nate Sanel) and I have been working with them regularly on several shoes that they currently have in development (note: I receive no payment from them aside from the prototype shoes I have been testing, which are provided […]

Great Commentary on the Running Shoe Debate by Brian Martin of Running Technique Tips

Friend and fellow running blogger Brian Martin over at Running Technique Tips just posted a very thoughtful commentary on the current state of the running shoe debate (with the context being an upcoming debate he will be attending in Melbourne). Brian rightly laments that some of the debates that have been going on of late […]

Is Forefoot Running a “Cure” for Chronic Anterior Compartment Syndrome?

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) We’ve all been waiting for data to trickle out regarding actual outcomes from studies that have employed gait modification for the treatment of specific running injuries. Those data are now starting to appear. A group led by Major Angela Diebal from Keller Army Community Hospital in West Point, NY just released a […]

Salomon S-Lab Sense Giveaway

Salomon is about to jump into the lightweight, low-drop trail shoe market in a big way with the pending release of the S-Lab Sense. The Sense is the shoe that Kilian Jornet wore during his victories at the 2011 Western States 100 and the 2011 Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc. Here’s how Salomon describes the Sense: […]

Video Previews: Saucony Kinvara 3, Saucony Kinvara TR, Saucony Hattori LC

Running Warehouse just posted three new video previews of soon-to-be-released shoes from Saucony: the Saucony Kinvara 3, Saucony Kinvara TR (a trail Kinvara!), and a lace up Saucony Hattori LC. I was fortunate to receive a pair of the Kinvara 3’s earlier this week, and runners will be pleased to hear that it retains the […]

Minimalist Running: Stories Needed for a Book by Scott Douglas of Running Times

Scott Douglas, senior editor and former editor-in-chief at Running Times Magazine, is writing the Runner’s World Guide to Minimalist and Barefoot Running, which will come out next year. He’d like to talk in depth with some people with compelling minimalist-related stories. I offered to post his request here on Runblogger as I’m sure many of […]

Are you ready for minimalist running?–Self-Assessment video from Jay Dicharry and Running Times

Running Times just posted an excellent video by physical therapist and gait expert Jay Dicharry that discusses some self-assessment techniques that you can use to determine if you are going to have an easy transition to more minimalist running shoes or barefoot running. I’ve become a big believer in the importance of balance and proper […]

University of Colorado Study Determines that “Running in lightweight, cushioned shoes is equally as efficient as running barefoot.”

The big news in the world of running science over the past week was the release of a study from a locomotion lab at the University of Colorado. The study, titled “The metabolic cost of running barefoot vs. shod: is lighter better?”, was headed up by Jason Franz, and was co-authored by Corbyn Wierzbinski and […]