Thursday, January 20, 2011

Spring 2011 Minimalist Shoes

I am anxiously awaiting the wide-scale release of three new minimalist shoes this spring: Merrell Trail Glove, Altra Adam, and New Balance Minimus Trail.  All are due out by April, if not earlier. Test models have been distributed to select individuals and good reviews are coming in for these newest barefoot-like shoes.  I've had several friends ask me about these shoes...guess I'm the local "in-the-know" minimalist guy.  Could be worse.  Here are my links to various blogger posts related to these three shoes.

Merrell Trail Glove Reviews:
Barefoot Running University
Active Gear Review
Serious Running

New Balance Minimus Trail Reviews:
Barefoot Running University
Minimalist Running Shoes
Birthday Shoes

Altra Adam Reviews:
Minimalist Running Shoes
My Tree of Life
Adventure in Progress

The Altra Adam folks have been taking pre-orders on their web site. The Merrell Trail Glove has already hit the market in select locales, but have sold out quickly.  The NB Minimus Trail hasn't reached the market yet.  It's going to be a great spring for minimalist running!  Of course, once the weather warms up this spring, the best "minimalist shoe" will again be practical...the bare human foot.  Don't forget that an actual bare foot is the best way to learn correct running form.  Use shoes as tools when necessary.  Go bare when possible!

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