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Minimalist running shoes

From West 4th Physiotherapy associate Marnie Giblin Minimalist running shoes have gained a lot of attention in recent years, but how exactly do they differ from more traditional shoes, and what does the evidence say about them? Minimalist shoes are clearly much lighter then traditional running shoes; the vibrum five finger barefoot runner weighs in at 6oz, the minimalist Nike free 7oz, and Nike Pegasus (one of the lightest neutral standard shoes) weighs in at 12oz.  The other defining feature the this group of shoes is a low ramp angle, or height discrepancy between the heel … Read the rest of this post »

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