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The Transition Shoe for Minimalist / Natural Runners

The Transition Shoe for Minimalist / Natural Runners

As we enter or transition into natural running, it often means aligning our personal goals with training and racing in the coming months. So now is also a good time to summarize some of the basics about transitioning to minimalism,...

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You Don’t Have to Run in Pain

You Don’t Have to Run in Pain

You Don’t Have to Run in Pain: Second Installment of “Voice from the Running Shoe Store Floor” An early adopter of minimalism, Jim Hixson was the former general manager of an independent running retail store in St. Louis, Missouri. In...

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Should We Be Running on Pillows Like Hoka One One

Should We Be Running on Pillows Like Hoka One One

by Jim Hixson Most runners have been taught that “softness” and “cushioning” are positivecharacteristics when looking to buy a new pair of running shoes. Each year, running companies spend millions of dollars, euros, and yen in an attempt to create...

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Complimenting Your Foot With The Right Shoe

Complimenting Your Foot With The Right Shoe

Recently, Dr Mark Cucuzzella (www.thenaturalrunningcentre.com) wrote about the need to properly assess your own foot size when buying running shoes. And judging by the number of emails I continue to get from readers on this topic, I feel it’s important...

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