Barefoot Running — Good or Bad?

If you’re a casual jogger, chances are you don’t spend too much time worrying about your choice of footwear, and just throw on whatever’s lying around. More serious runners will likely have specialist running shoes, with fancy-sounding technology and construction that claims to be tailored to your running style. However, we didn’t always have shoes… Continue reading Barefoot Running — Good or Bad?

Why Should You Run Barefoot?

Shoe technology has only become ever more complicated as the years go by.  Space age materials, dual-arch support, complicated cushioning—the modern running shoe has as many bells and whistles as a luxury automobile. But since the second half of the 20th century, prominent runners have started going barefoot instead of embracing the high-tech solution.  Should… Continue reading Why Should You Run Barefoot?

The Lowdown On Minimalist Running Shoes and Minimalist Running

In recent years, the concept of minimalist running has garnered a lot of attention. The basic idea behind minimalist running is that normal running shoes, being too large and bulky, actually promote an unhealthy, unnatural running motion. Minimalist running (also sometimes called natural running) uses shoes with only a minimal midsole, i.e., the shock-absorbing layer… Continue reading The Lowdown On Minimalist Running Shoes and Minimalist Running

How to Learn to Love Running

If you’ve ever dreamed of running a full marathon, or even just a 5K, you’ll need to learn to love running. As running is one of the most intensive cardiovascular workouts you can do, many people shy away from the inherent difficulty. But if you approach it the right way, anyone can learn to truly… Continue reading How to Learn to Love Running

5 Reasons You Should Start Running Today

With rising obesity rates and some health-related ailments affecting scores of the population, it’s important that there’s a change in attitude when it comes to staying fit and healthy. Many conditions can be alleviated, or even cured, by just exercising more. The type of training matters though, and that’s why running is the ideal choice.… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Start Running Today