29 Jun '13, 10pm

Curious about barefoot running? Over the past year, we've road tested.... @lawgeekgirl

Curious about barefoot running? Over the past year, we've road tested.... @lawgeekgirl

When starting to transition into minimalist running, it’s important to take it slow, especially if you’ve been running in “conventional” shoes for a long time. The muscles in our legs need time to adapt to this new style, and all those small stabilizer muscles that have dozed off because we’ve been giving them too much support need to wake up and get to work. To ease into it , I started transitioning from heel strike to forefront strike running wearing my regular old shoes. Then, after a few weeks (for some people it takes longer — months or even years) I started doing short runs in my minimalist shoes. My legs, especially the shins, hurt like hell in the beginning, so I would only do two miles or so. Now, I do a few 4-6 mile runs every week. After six miles, I find, the inside of the shoe starts giving me blisters (probably because I don’t wear socks). But I have no more ...

Full article: http://www.goodlifer.com/2013/05/road-test-minimalist-run...

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