Ultrarunner Anton Krupicka Shows off the New Balance Minimus Trail

Just saw this posted over on Birthdayshoes – video featuring Anton Krupicka showing off the New Balance Minimus Trail shoe and explaining his philosophy on minimalism. Click here for more information on the 2011 New Balance Minimus lineup.

Running Shoe Review: Saucony Kinvara

This is a somewhat long and unorthodox review, so I’m going to begin with an unorthodox introduction. I remember back in middle school we used to have a police officer come to class and talk to us about the dangers of drug use. One of the things he used to discuss were “gateway drugs” – […]

Shorter, Quicker Stride Reduces Impact on Knees and Hips: New Research From Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit of the University of Wisconsin


Image via Wikipedia One of the major arguments posited by many for running barefoot or in minimalist shoes is that doing so reduces the likelihood of injury. However, although I trend toward minimalism in my own shoe preferences, I’ll be completely honest and admit that no study has confirmed that barefoot/minimalist running in fact reduces […]

On Overpronation and Neutral Running Shoes: Guest Post by Anders Torger


One of the great things about this blog is that through it I have met some very thoughtful people who share my deep fascination in the topics of running mechanics and shoe choice. I’ve recently started exchanging emails with a fellow runner from Sweden, Anders Torger, and he apparently has as big a shoe problem […]



Altra Minimalist Running Shoes – Adam, Instinct, and Lone Peak


The minimalist running movement appears to be gaining steam at a rapid rate these days. Word is that the topic of minimalism was all over the place at the recent Outdoor Retailers Show in Utah, and more and more manufacturers are jumping into the fray with their own minimalist offerings. Even some of the big […]

On Running Form II: Where Should Footstrike Occur?


Running coach and exercise physiologist Steve Magness of the Science of Running blog recently put up a long, thorough post explaining his thoughts about “How to Run.” One of the things I found interesting about his post was his discussion of the use of “cues” to help one improve running form. Often, as Magness admits, […]

Shoe Review: Asics Piranha SP2 by Ted Beveridge


I’m fortunate that given my inability to personally run in and review every shoe on the market, I have friends out there who are more than willing to help me get the word out regarding shoes that might represent good options for those wanting to migrate into less shoe. “Airforce” Ted Beveridge is a fellow […]

Shoe Review: Brooks Mach 12 Cross-Country Racing Flat


Amid the rush of new so-called minimalist shoes hitting the market (or soon to arrive in stores), it’s easy to overlook the fact that just about every shoe manufacturer already makes shoes that fit pretty squarely in this category (depending on how you define minimalist – some prefer to call these “reduced” or “transitional” shoes). […]

Dealing With Deer Flies on the Run: A Bit of Yankee Ingenuity


Image by Bruce Martin I’m fairly well convinced at this point that runners will do just about anything to get in their miles. With this in mind, I wanted feature the ingenuity (and perhaps slight insanity, but who am I to talk after running 15 miles last weekend in toe shoes?) of a local New […]

My Interview on Predawn Runner

A few weeks ago I interviewed my dailymile buddy Greg Strosaker on the dailymile Community Blog. Greg graciously offered to reciprocate, and he just posted the contents of an interview he did with me on his blog, Predawn Runner. If you have any interest in learning a bit more about me, including how I became […]

On Running Form II: Landing Under the Center of Gravity


Last week fellow running scientist/blogger Steve Magness put up a long, thorough post explaining his thoughts about “How to Run.” One of the things I found interesting about his post was his discussion of the use of “cues” to help one improve running form. Often, as Magness admits, the cues are an exaggeration of what […]

On Running Form, Variability in Elites, and What it Means to You (and Me)


Image by -nanio- via Flickr If there is one thing that I have learned in 15+ years of teaching and studying biology, it’s that variation is the norm rather than the exception. Variability is the reason why biology is sometimes called the “sloppy science,” and it’s the reason why undergraduate biology majors at my college […]

How to Run: A Biomechanical Approach by Steve Magness


Earlier this week I posted a quote from and interview Amby Burfoot conducted with famed runner and coach Alberto Salazar in which Salazar was quoted as saying: “There has to be one best way of running. It’s got to be like a law of physics. And if you deviate too much from that–the way I […]

New Balance Minimus: Information, Pictures, and Videos


One of the exiting new additions to the lineup of options for minimalist and reduced shoe runners is the Minimus line from New Balance, which I have written about previously here on Runblogger.. Set to arrive in stores in March 2011, New Balance is proceeding with a slow and steady roll-out of information on the […]