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Topo Athletic M-RR: First Look

Topo Athletic M-RR: First Look
Topo Athletic M-RR: First Look
I'm a big fan of FiveFingers and minimalist shoes generally. I love that there are so many new shoe companies out there catering to this crowd, along with many better-known companies producing minimalist options. That said, I think I've about had my fil… more »

Topo Athletic's Two-Toed Tabi Sneaker

Topo Athletic's Two-Toed Tabi Sneaker
Topo Athletic's Two-Toed Tabi Sneaker
Today, we get a more tangible glimpse of just what Post is bringing to market come Summer 2013. And namely, what you can expect are advanced versions of some of the original toe-minded shoes a.k.a. the Jika-tabi (often referred to as just "Tabi" or "tabi boots"). The split-toe Tabi design is probably why FiveFingers got the moniker of being "ninja shoes." Meanwhile, they've been reviewed by at least one barefoot runner — RunBare's Michael Sandler — as far back as November 2009 (video). Believe it or not, the 1951 Boston Marathon winner (shigeki Tanaka) crossed the finish line in Tabi shoes. more »