What Shoe-Wonk Armies Clash At Night

For anyone actually interested in the traditional v. minimal v. barefoot running debate, there’s quite a good row going on over on the discussion boards at zerodrop.com. It includes some designer from ASICS as well as some of the big-names in the barefoot running community, so its quite an informative (and entertaining) read. If you find heel-to-toe ratios and the qualitative effects of pronation entertaining.

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About Chris Van Dyke

I am a 33 year-old high school English teacher and long-distance runner. I live in Brooklyn with my partner, our 3 year-old son and 1 year-old daughter and a growing collection of muppets and trains. Besides running and teaching I like to draw, read, write, cook, and play the harmonica. While I didn't get to run my first ultra-marathon on my birthday, I've got a few more I've set my sights on. You can follow my (seldom updated) twitter feed @aboutrunning. I also blog as part of the Run Smiley Collective.
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