Friday, May 21, 2010
Shifting to Minimalist Shoes
My current minimalist running shoes are:
Vibram FiveFinger KSOs
New Balance 790 (discontinued trail shoe)
Mizuno Wave Universe 3 racing flat
Shoes I would like to buy and try:
Vibram FiveFinger Bikila
Soft Star RunAmoc
Terra Plana Evo
Shoe I am waiting to come out:
I hope that Inov-8 comes out with some truly "flat" trail running shoes that still have a wide toebox. They have come close with a couple of models, but they are either too narrow or too built up. They seem to be good at producing new models and listening to runner feedback. I believe they will produce a true minimalist trail running flat soon. I've also got a pair of Feiyue martial arts shoes, but I haven't run in them...yet. They only cost $15 and are very low-to-the-ground with no cushioning or support.
NOTE: I've added a listing of "minimalist shoes" and "barefoot running" resources on the left side bar of this blog. All of the shoes listed above are linked on the side bar so you can click and get more information.