As you may recall from my earlier blog in July of 2011, I made the switch from shod (heel-strike) running shoes to minimal (forefoot-strike) shoes, in part as an experiment to test what some very interesting studies showed.
I started with five finger shoes-type shoes, because they mimicked being barefoot with their five-toed glove fit. From there, I moved to a different minimal shoe, one which encapsulates the foot tightly much like a normal shoe, except there is no cushion soles.
I now run in these type of shoes.
Like most minimal shoes, you feel every pebble when running, something I've actually come to appreciate. While this blog is not about promoting running shoe types or even running styles, it is about my interesting journey on the road to a new biomechanics in running — one that has surprised me on so many levels.
And one that I just had to revisit, and share.