Comment from: Casey [Visitor]
Casey

From the intro para, it appears that it isn't so much an article as a large excerpt from a new, unnamed, book by Christopher McDougall. That doesn't detract from the message but might result in some interesting reading when the book is released. A quick search on Amazon shows that it's probably from his book "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen" to be released in early May.

04/21/09 @ 10:08
Comment from: Willow [Visitor]
Willow

Interesting information about running shoes. Thanks for it!!

04/24/09 @ 05:31
Comment from: morey [Visitor]
morey

yes. the passage is definitely from McDougal's book "Born to Run". Just finished reading it. Great book.

Funny though- reading the book didn't instantly make my hip pain go away. However, got out an old pair of running shoes that have much less support, and am working on changing my running style. Less heal strike, more mid-foot and toe. Seems to feel better so far.

Five Fingers may be in my future- but I'll need to work up to them.

06/30/09 @ 21:38
Comment from: Gary [Visitor]
Gary

I bought and sadly had to return the Vibram Five Fingers Sport today: Reason, I have Greek feet. (Middle toe is longer than the big toe.

If your gonna make a shoe that mimics a foot, you should at least provide a model with a longer middle toe. Maybe Vibram can do a Five Finger custom where they send you a mold and you send it back and they custom make your shoes. I would pay 30 to 40% more for them. Right now, my foot conforms to the fingers and my middle toe gets crunched. I did measure to the length of my middle toe as suggested on their site.

So I've ordered the Nike Free 5. Can't find a 3 on the Nike store. I'm thinking I should just get some water shoes and run in them.

Anybody have a suggestion for alternative barefoot coverings?

03/16/10 @ 00:28
Comment from: Evan Taco [Visitor]
Evan Taco

Gary depending how long your second toe is there is a mod to take care of that longer toe issue

07/24/11 @ 14:36