Great article for any runner
This article give a great explanation as to why you should be shoe shopping for LESS of a shoe rather than more of one. We at Egoscue say the lesser, the better when it comes to your everyday shoe. For years we’ve been huge advocates of the Nike Free (I own 6 pair). Now the new Egoscue “shoe” is the Vibram FiveFinger shoe. I just got my 2nd pair of these and can’t say enough good things about them. The article’s author took them for a spin and gives his review of the VFF.
This is my favorite part of the article:
Strong evidence shows that thickly cushioned running shoes have done nothing to prevent injury in the 30-odd years since Nike founder Bill Bowerman invented them, researchers say. Some smaller, earlier studies suggest that running in shoes may increase the risk of ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis and other injuries. Runners who wear cheap running shoes have fewer injuries than those wearing expensive trainers.
Read the rest of the article here. If you’ve gone for a barefoot run let us know what your experience has been with them!