Merrell is making big, big waves in barefoot-style running. Not only have they developed some revolutionary products specifically for running, they are taking the whole barefoot lifestyle seriously. Shoes geared towards running, casual wear, work, water, hiking, fitness, and even snow are all on the market or in the pipeline. The biggest deal in the Merrell Barefoot Collection, though, may be the attention towards women. Rather than a traditional "shrink it and pink it" approach, where manufacturers have been guilty of just dressing up a men's shoe, Merrell actually have an entirely women-specific line with unique women's models.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
P.R. Fitness team in Ann Arbor, even though I am moving an ultramarathon’s distance up Interstate 75.
|All top-shelf NB stuff for this team!|
Thursday, March 1, 2012
This is the first of two new reviews from Moira, who is not new to running but IS new to running in barefoot shoes. As she was facing cancer, she inspired me to start running in the first place. Now that she is out there training for her own running and racing, she decided to step up to the plate and review some female-specific running product for Average Guy Hits the Road! Take it away, Moira!
I am new to minimal or “barefoot” running, but I've been interested in giving it a try given that I live with Zak, an enthusiastic barefoot running proponent. I have a practical reason for giving it a try too: last year I had pledged to run in a half marathon for charity but I had to abandon my effort because of some foot pain most runners never have to deal with. My foot pain wasn’t plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, or any other of the usual running injuries…my foot pain was due to neuropathy from my cancer treatment. (I ran a 5k instead and met my fundraising goal, thankfully!)