29 Aug '13, 9pm

12 things we've learned from the minimalist running trend and why all runners have benefitted.

12 things we've learned from the minimalist running trend and why all runners have benefitted.

It’s not the headline-popping trend it was a few years ago, but minimalism is alive and well. There are some great minimalist shoes available at stores now and more on the way for 2014. Within the trend itself, the “barely there” sharp end of the spectrum is giving way to modern minimalist shoes with a tad more cushioning and protection. For example: see any shoe made by Altra. Or, for instance, the new FiveFingers Bikila EVO ($120, vibramfivefingers.com ), due out in 2014, is a 5-ounce road running shoe with the brand’s iconic articulated toes, built with a zero-drop (flat) profile, an 8.5mm thick outsole and 2mm of soft EVA cushioning insole.

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2013/08/shoes-and-gear/sole...

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