Bole Ball Review — Tarahumara Running Game

Bole Ball Review — Tarahumara Running Game

“You bought a wooden ball?” my wife said to me with a perplexed look on her face. I tried to hold back some of my excitement as I explained to her that this "BOLE ball," (or something like it) was what used for entertainment by the Tarahumara Indians as they traversed great distances while running through Mexico.

If you haven’t read Chris McDougall’s famous book “Born to Run” I might question your motives as a minimalist runner and tell you to go pick up a copy immediately. I say that half-jokingly, but it is a really good book and does make reference to the game that was played by the Tarahumara Indians as they went on their epic long runs.

Making a game out of anything makes it more fun, and the BOLE ball has added a whole new element of fun to my running. Read on for my review!

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Review: Earth Runners Circadian with Conductive Laces and Circadian Slip-On

Review: Earth Runners Circadian with Conductive Laces and Circadian Slip-On

The latest update to the Circadian from Earth Runners and its casual slip-on version are excellent huaraches for a variety of activities (See my previous 2014 review of the Alpha X and Circadian X)

With the 2015 update, the Circadian gets a revised strapping system and conductive nylon laces. These updates have catapulted the Circadian to the status of one of the best running sandals on the market.

The Circadian slip-on features an elastic ankle strap that is very comfortable and almost unnoticeable on your foot, making it a fantastic casual sandal.

Read on to hear my thoughts on the Circadian and Circadian Slip-on from Earth Runners!

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New Balance MT10V3 Review (Minimus Trail)

New Balance MT10V3 Review (Minimus Trail)

When I have a pair of running shoes die I feel a mix of emotions. On one hand I’m excited to find something new but I also know that this minimalist/zero drop lifestyle comes with some challenges in finding footwear.

My New Balance MT10V2 (Minimus Trail) have been my go to for the last year or so. I loved them and they served me well on a wide variety of trail and street runs. I kept them a little longer than I should have, and I noticed some pretty serious wear happening.

As an REI member I had my annual 20% off coupon and dividend to spend so I took a look through there in store line of minimalist shoes and I was pretty disappointed. Then, I checked on their website and found that the New Balance MT10v3 so I gave it a shot!

Now that I've spent some time in them, I'm ready to share a full review. Read on!

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