Happy Mother's Day!
If you missed it, well, you're probably too late (at least this time around), but the Vibram Five fingers Bikila has been released!
After the jump, Vibram Five Fingers news, videos, links to barefoot running research and how-to, and a few new reviews!
Latest Vibram Five Fingers Links
Did you hear about the Guinness World Record attempt for the “Largest Barefoot Race?” It took place this past Friday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and involved over 140 barefoot runners. Read the news coverage on the attempt here and here. Props to the BRS and Jason Robillard!
This Competitor Runner article attempts to answer the question of whether barefoot running is faster than running shod. The post is undoubtedly biased in favor of shoes and likens barefoot running (and by extension minimalist running) to some religious movement, but for sake of discussion, it is worth the read! And while we're stirring the pot, the forum at Podiatry Arena, makes a connection between stress fractures and VFFs. Is this just an anecdotal takedown, a few cases of transitioning too fast to natural running, or something more?
The Internet Monk puts his faith to the test by walking with Jesus in his new Vibram Five Fingers — a religious perspective on VFFs.
Vibram Five Fingers are hot in Charlotte, N.C. — a nice local news story (And video) on Vibrams growing popularity.
Sean Pelleteir reports on a recent lecture by Chris McDougall at Frederick Community College, on the wonders of barefoot running.
Latest Vibram Five Fingers Reviews
Holy Scrap reviews the Five Fingers Sprint!
Here's a "novice runner's" review of the Vibram Five Fingers KSO over at the Green Cloud.
Vibram Five Fingers Videos
Jennifer talks about Daniel Lieberman's barefoot running research in the video below:
Joggling Joe Salter talks about his passion for running while juggling:
Chad Mckinney kicks off his vlogging career with a visit to the shoe store to pick up some VFFs.
You can find prior week's link love posts here!