“Research Isn’t Everything…” – Great Post By Physiotherapist Tom Goom

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past few years it’s that both research and individual experience (yes, anecdotal evidence!) can be equally valuable sources of information when attempting to make decisions about which type of shoe to wear, whether or not to change your running form, which training methods to employ, etc. In […]

Saucony Kinvara TR Trail Shoe Now Available at Running Warehouse


Quick post to alert you that the Saucony Kinvara TR trail running shoe is now available at Running Warehouse. The much anticipate Kinvara TR is a lightweight trail shoe (8.9oz) with a 3mm drop from heel to forefoot (18mm heel, 15mm forefoot). For those who, like me, are big fans of the Kinvara road shoe, […]

adidas adiPure Adapt: The Ugly Duckling of adidas’ Natural Running Line


Shoe giant adidas is about to release three new shoes in what it is referring to as its “natural running collection.” The shoes are the Adapt, Gazelle, and Motion, and the three shoes allow for a step-down approach to running in less shoe. According to Running Warehouse, the Motion is a 7.5oz, 8mm drop shoe […]

Mizuno Evo Levitas and Cursoris: Mizuno’s First Foray Into Zero Drop, Cushioned Shoes


The Running Warehouse Blog just posted a preview of two new cushioned zero drop shoes from Mizuno: the Mizuno Evo Levitas and Evo Cursoris. Both are due to come out in early 2013, and fill what is rapidly becoming a very crowded niche occupied by shoes like the currently available Altra Instinct, New Balance MR00, […]

Study Examines Breast Movement During Bare-Breasted Running

A few days ago I received a literature review update from my friend Blaise Dubois, and among the many articles he summarized was one in particular that caught my eye. The article from the July 2012 issue of Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise is titled “Predictors of Three-Dimensional Breast Kinematics during Bare-Breasted Running.” […]

Merrell Bare Access Running Shoe Review: Zero Drop, Cushioned, and a Great Fit


This afternoon I ran 14.2 miles in the Merrell Bare Access shoes. This was the longest run I’ve done since the 2011 Boston Marathon, and the first run longer than half-marathon distance that I’ve done in a zero drop shoe since probably 2010. I’m happy to report that the run went very well, and the […]

New Balance RC5000 Road Racing Flat: Fit, Feel, and First Run Thoughts


I have a soft spot for ultralight shoes. Of all of the characteristics that I consider when thinking about what I like best in a running shoe, light weight still comes out as preference number one. I was thus pretty excited when I heard that New Balance would be releasing a racing flat called the […]

Slow Motion Videos of Runners at the 2012 US Olympic Trials: 1500 and 5000 Meter Women’s and Men’s Races


Below are an excellent series of videos shot with a high-speed video camera by PT Jeff Moreno from Precision Physical Therapy and Fitness in Santa Cruz, CA. While you watch the videos, which Jeff originally posted on his clinic’s blog, keep an eye on the landing position of the foot relative to the knee at […]

Tread Lightly Interview on Runner’s World Website: Pronation Control Excerpt


A few days ago I had the pleasure of speaking with journalist Phil Latter about my book, Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury Free Running. We talked about quite a number of topics, and the interview has now been posted on the Runner’s World website. Here’s an excerpt: Phil: What first caught […]

Running and Taekwondo: Adding Strength, Balance and Flexibility via Martial Arts Practice


Last Fall my wife and I signed my 8 year-old son (pictured at left) up for Taekwondo lessons through our town’s rec department. At first, we had assumed that this would be a typical kid activity where we show up, the child participates, and the parents sit on the sidelines for an hour and watch. […]