Experienced Zero-Drop Runners Wanted: Apply to Be a Wear-Tester for the Mizuno EVO Cursoris

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Got an email this morning from Mizuno asking if I would share a link to their wear-testing application for the Mizuno EVO Cursoris. The Cursoris is a zero-drop shoe set to be released in early 2013, and they are particularly interested in wear-testers who are experienced at running in zero drop shoes or who are […]

Mizuno EVO Cursoris Zero Drop Shoe Photos

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A few days ago I posted a preview video of Mizuno’s forthcoming EVO Cursoris zero drop running shoe. In my brief commentary on the video I wondered whether there was any rubber under the heel since it was hard to tell from the video. Seth Hasty from Mizuno was kind enough to send along a […]

Mizuno EVO Zero Drop Shoe Collection: Preview Video

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Just got an email from Mizuno with a link to a preview video that discusses their new zero-drop EVO line of running shoes (Mizuno EVO Cursoris in photo at left). Two observations from the video below: toebox shape looks great, and the black outsole on the shoe is ideally placed for a forefoot striking runner. […]

Video: Runner’s Make the Best of the Cancelled NYC Marathon by Joining Together in Central Park

Just read a great article by Scott Douglas on the Runner’s World website about a huge gathering of runners in Central Park today. Here’s what Douglas writes: On what was supposed to be Marathon Sunday, Central Park became the site of a spontaneous celebration of the unifying power of running. (See our video of the […]

Winter Running Shoe Recommendation: Merrell Mix Master 2 Waterproof Trail Shoe

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A few months ago I wrote a very positive review of the Merrell Mix Master 2 trail running shoe. It still ranks among my favorites (though the Inov-8 Trailroc 235 is vying for the top spot in my trail shoe rotation), and is suitable for running in a variety of conditions from asphalt roads to […]

ING New York City Marathon Canceled – View the Twitter Response Here

As you may or may not have heard, the ING NYC Marathon that was set to be run on Sunday morning has been canceled. Regardless of whether you feel that cancellation was the right choice (I personally think it was), the late timing of the decision was very poor. Many runners are either en route […]

Runners on Twitter: Follow Friday Running Coaches

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I was surprised and honored to open up the December 2012 issue of Runner’s World to find that I had been included among their 48 running Twitterati as a member of the #runnerd subgroup (I’m a proud nerd)! To pay it forward, I thought I’d try something new here and write an occasional (maybe weekly?) […]

Barefoot Running Club Video: Always Good to Laugh at Ourselves!

Strong language warning, don’t play this in front of kids!

Altra Running Shoe and Gear Reviews

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Below are links to my most recent adidas running shoe reviews. Altra Instinct

adidas Running Shoe and Gear Reviews

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Below are links to my most recent adidas running shoe reviews. adidas adapt adidas Adios 2 adidas Gazelle adidas Hagio

Vibram Fivefingers SeeYa LS Review: Fit, Feel, and First Run Thoughts

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Back in the summer of 2009, the Vibram Fivefingers KSO was my first ever barefoot-style running shoe. Vibrams played a big role in my transition to minimalism, but to be honest it’s been a long time since I’ve run regularly in VFFs. The main reason for me is that I’ve had a really hard time […]

Mizuno Be: Show Us the Data

I came across the video below via a Twitter post by Ian Griffiths: Now Mizuno are at it: bit.ly/UCSmuqSome bold claims here about performance improvement and muscle activation… Evidence please…? — Ian Griffiths (@Sports_Pod) October 10, 2012 In the video, Mizuno claims that the new Mizuno Be shoe is designed to “increase activation” of the […]

Jay Dicharry on Choosing a Running Shoe

Great post by my buddy Jay Dicharry on choosing soft vs. firm running shoes: “…the marketing research is clear. People buy shoes b/c of 1) color, and 2) “first feel”. First feel is that first step you take. You know that sense of walking on a cloud…..the same feeling that made you think you could […]

Posterior Views of My Running Form in Vibram SeeYa LS, Merrell Flux Glove, Altra Instinct 1.5, and Saucony Ride 5

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After posting videos of my running form in several shoes on Thursday, I was curious to see what things looked like in a few other options, particularly some zero drop shoes and a shoe with a higher drop. Yesterday I took my camera out to the street in front of my house and shot posterior-view […]

Critique Me!: Posterior Views of My Form When Running Barefoot, in Newton Distance Racers, and in the Skechers GoRun

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I spent some time this afternoon with a group of my research students who are designing a senior project that they’ll hopefully conduct on running form. The goal for today was to familiarize them with the cameras that I have, and get some video from different angles so they have an idea of what they […]