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Tamara’s Story With Sandals For High arches

What are high arches? Everyone has an arch along the inner side of their foot, creating a space between their foot and the floor.  Some people have a larger space between their foot and the floor, a condition called high arches or pes cavus.  Due to the

Linda’s Story With Birkenstock Sandals

Birkenstock on a Shoestring I’m sad to say that my first encounter with Birkenstock came in the form of an ancient pair of scuffed-up, dog-chewed sandals that an old boyfriend insisted on wearing. Despite my pleas my sweetheart would wear thesesandals everywhere, cheerfully bragging of their 17-year lifespan. Don’t get me wrong, the boy was a good dresser and I liked the simple style of the two straps

New Balance Minimus Zero Trail Review

By Barefoot Mamma I know I promised this review but after spending an hour shoveling the driveway I was too pooped to pop! My mind was in shut down so I just vegged in front of the T.V. for awhile.  But delay no more!  Here is my

19 Best Running Shoes For Bunions

Do tight running shoes cause bunions? One question people commonly ask is whether or not some running shoes, especially the tight ones, can cause  bunions. The answer is simply no. There’s no shoe in the world able to cause bunions to form. When a person develops a bunion

Best Running Shoes For Hallux Limitus

Today we’ll be shedding light on seven of the best running shoes for Hallux Limitus. First, Hallux refers to your big toe and Limitus actually refers to the limited range of motion of that big toe joint. This is one of the most common foot conditions we

Best Running Shoes For Hallux Rigidus

It’s a bit sad when you love running and then a foot issue happens making it impossible to keep running. The good news is there are some nice running shoes for big toe arthritis than can get you back to running sooner than you think. Below are

Best Shoes for Babies, Infants and Toddlers 101

Walking shoes for babies Guide to Walking Shoes For Babies Babies typically start walking between 10 and 16 months. For the time before their first steps, they will have learned how to roll, crawl, and sit up. Children must learn how to walk before you buy the

Best Motion Control Running Shoes

Motion-control shoes are the most rigid, control-orientated running shoes. Designed to limit overpronation (or slow the rate at which a runner overpronates), motion control shoes are generally heavy but very durable. You should buy Motion Control Shoes if: you are an overpronator who needs control features and

Best Stability Running Shoes

First and foremost stability running shoes are the most popular running shoes in the world. In fact they count for a whopping 70% of the running shoe market. So it is more than likely if you are looking for a running shoe then a stability shoe will

Best Neutral Running Shoes

Neutral running shoes, also known as cushioned running shoes, provide plenty of midsole cushioning and minimum medial support. You should buy these shoes if you are an efficient runner i.e. you don’t overpronate and more than likely have high arches. A neutral running shoe is flexible through

45 All-Important Running Tips For Beginning Runners

Running is one of the best exercises to burn calories and stay fit. It is not just a popular sport but is now a great fitness craze, helping millions of people across the globe to keep their weight under control, boost their energy levels and stay fit. Here are

Steadyfoot Annual Scholarship

In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, we are pleased to be offering a yearly $500 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending high school, college or graduate school in the near future. Application and Award

My Impression Of The Adidas Energy Boost

By Ed. Ramos. So I finally got around to getting out and trying on the Adidas Energy Boost running shoe. I unfortunately didn’t run much in them but I wanted to share what I thought about them on my first impression wearing them. Adidas Energy Boost The

What Is The Proper Foot Strike While Running? – My Take

When it comes to running, one of the biggest problems all athletes face is injuries. One of the most common questions asked is, “what are some ways to prevent them?” Two of the most common preventative methods are stretching before and after runs, and  doing exercises to

How To Choose Running Shoes – Questions To Ask Yourself

By Ed. Ramos. When people came to running shoe store I used to work in, the most commonly asked question was “what shoe would you suggest I wear?” How to choose running shoes is definitely hard. The question is loaded because there is so much I don’t know

Brooks Men’s Ghost 5 Running Shoes

By Brian  Choosing the best running shoe like the Brooks Ghost 5 Mens can be a daunting task for even the most experienced runners. I do not fall into that category, :-). The last time I ran was when I was in high school during P.E. However, this year I

The Anatomy Of Running Shoe – For New Runners

By Ed. Ramos The purpose of this page is to bring literacy to every runner so they may understand the different parts of the running shoe. Some of you may be browsing through this blog or in a running store and words are getting thrown at you

Best Keen Sandals for Men

Since the company’s conception in 2003, Keen footwear has cemented themself as a frontrunner in walking sandals. From the original idea that there should be footwear on the market that guarantees toe protection, they have built a company that is known for their innovation as much as

Keen Women’s Bali Sandal Review

What’s the most important thing when it comes to maintaining the correct walking technique? That’s right; wearing proper walking sandals. Choosing the best sandals for walking seems like a basic concept, which is probably the reason why many people overlook this simple, yet important step. As a

Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor Sandal Review

Quality walking shoes are a must-have whether you’re doing chores or trying to log 10,000 steps a day on your pedometer. To protect your feet from strain and injury, you need a shoe with a firm supportive sole and a neutral heel. A good walking sandal is

Orthopedic Walking Sandals Review

Gone are the days when women paid little attention to what sandals or shoes they wear. Today, customers make informed decisions while keeping both fashion and health in mind. When shopping, remember that the best sandals are those that offer maximum support. People with feet problems and leg

Teva Kayenta Sandals Review

Comfortable and durable walking sandals like the teva kayenta sandals are a must whether you are doing some light hiking along the beach, rafting for the day, taking the kids down to the pond or just strolling down the street to the convenience store. Since 1984, Teva has been designing

Top Rated Teva Olowahu Walking Sandals

The Teva company, established in 1984, has had more than 30 years of footwear design and production experience under their belts. As a result, they have perfected their design of sandals in terms of functionality and aesthetic appeal. Amongst Teva’s many lines of footwear is the Teva Olowahu, which is

Keen Whisper Sandals Review

Footwear often escapes our attention when shopping, especially the flip flops and sandals. It is not until we end up with a sore foot during a strenuous travel routine that we realize the need to buy a good pair of sandals. Surfing shops for the best walking sandals

Choosing the Best Keen Sandals for Women

If you’re in the market for a pair of walking sandals, you may find that you’re still stuck on one of their fundamental problems; no matter how comfortable they are, you still find yourself kicking rocks and hurting your toes. You don’t want to scrap the idea because of

Best Walking Sandals Review Guide – Walk Easy

If you are after optimum footwear comfort, it’s hard to look beyond a sandal. Designed to mimic the freedom of walking barefoot with the protection of a sole, walking sandals are the shoe of choice for the warmer months. The past decade has seen an increase in individuals, friends and

London Marathon … Hopefully the First Race of Many

By Hannah Thorpe It was the London Marathon that started off my obsession with running, so it feels appropriate to write a little post about it… The stats: Distance: 26.2 miles (more like 27 miles for those of us that don’t follow the shortest course line…) No. of

Why you Should Run to Work…

By Hannah Thorpe Last ‘National Running Day’ – I think I missed the boat on that one! It was clearly a big week for running because Thursday was also the first official #run2workday in London. If you were not one of the many people who ran to work for

Be Grateful, Run for the Little Things

By Sandy Adams [su_quote]I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run. What they would give to have this simple gift I take for granted. And I run harder for them. I know they would do the same for me.[/su_quote] A

What to Do When Stranded on the Run

By Sandy Adams I went out today to do my last long run before the Akron Half Marathon. Next week is a taper week and then it’s go time. I follow Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training Plan, but I use it as a guide. I ran a

Jason Lester – Running on Faith

By Sandy Adams Running on Faith: The Principles Passion and Pursuit of a Winning Life, Jason Lester My best friend found this book one night and said, “Here. Have you read this one yet? I think it’s about marathons or something.” It was $1. It was a

GOTW: Do One Good Thing For Animals Each Day

By Vegan Megan GOTW: Do one good thing for animals each day I’ve been a vegan for one year & two months now.  I feel really good about my choice; however, it’s the only animal-activist thing I’ve done.  Sure, when someone asks me why I’m vegan I

Looking Back – Looking Forward

By Vegan Megan 2015 was , in general, a big whopping disappointment when it came to running. The downslope started when I couldn’t run my planned Spring marathon due to health reasons. That missed race led to 3 other registered-but-didn’t-run races. And very spotty training. I felt

Building Community

By Vegan Megan I’ve been thinking a lot about community and, in particular, a running community.  I’ve always thought I prefer to train alone.  But I realize I’ve never trained alone.  Yes, I run alone most of the time.  But I don’t train alone.  My former personal

ENERGYbits – I’m an ambassador!

By Vegan Megan I wrote a review soon after trying ENERGYbits for the first time (copied below).  As you can tell, I liked them. A lot.  It’s been a few months since then and I love them so much I’ve decided to become an ambassador!  Yippee!  So

Aerobic Capacity for Runners – The Least You Should Know

What is one of the greatest limiting factors when it comes to running? The answer you already know it: energy. Without it, you are out of the race. And unless you are a sprinter or a high endurance athlete, you’ll be using oxygen to burn the energy

Garmin Forerunner 15 Review

By Eilene Pearson. I always run by myself, but I’m rarely alone. I’m not talking in spiritual metaphors. I’m talking about my Garmin. My Garmin Forerunner 15, to be specific. It’s my anchor to the world when I run. I know where I’ve gone. I was never

Training From “The Top” and From “The Bottom”

The topic is problematic. While preparing for a race, are you planning to go under a certain time or you just go to check what you can do based on your current abilities? The above question can be asked only regarding a long distance race, a marathon

10 Tips for Running Under The Rain

Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike, once said: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.” The weather is beyond our control, so don’t fret about it too much. Instead, focus on what you can do to make it work in your favor. In adverse conditions,

Catching Up

By Daniel Nickels First and most importantly, I want to say a big “thank you” to any and every man and woman who has protected or is protecting our country. We owe you so much gratitude and appreciation. I also want to give a shout out to

Things To Smile About

This past week has not been the greatest. Life happens, right? But chin up! Let’s talk about happy things instead. Race Book My bib holder is FULL. I’ve been debating what to do with them now since I don’t want to order another holder and completely turn the

Workout Round-Up

By Daniel Nickels Monday again! Hope everyone enjoyed their extra hour of sleep yesterday! I’m trying to be more consistent with my workouts so here’s last week. Monday 30 minutes on the treadmill covering 3.1 miles and 15 minutes of abs with Nike Training Club App. I

What Do I Want to be When I Grow Up?

When you’re younger, that’s the question everyone asks you. No matter how old you are, you’re expected to have an answer. When you’re little, the answer can be anything, as long as you have an idea. Then in high school, the question becomes more pressing. In college,

Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon Recap

I ran my third half marathon this past Sunday. While the race itself was great, I’m extremely disappointed in myself. Running is a mental sport and I lost this time. But let’s back up first. The Expo Bib and shirt pick-up was quick and easy. I had

Pumpkin Pie 10k Recap

By Anna Nickels Aka that time I completely questioned my sanity and why I was running instead of at home drinking hot chocolate. The Pumpkin Pie race was my first ever 10k and I was excited to do it again this year and see my improvement, hopefully

Turkey Trot Recap

By Anna Nickels We had a 10 o’clock Turkey Trot date with my family. First though, we had to drop the turkey off with Ryan’s grandma (his work gave him a free one). The drive down to Denver was unheard of – no traffic! We got there

My Running Story

By Daniel Nickels Putting my race book together made me think back over my running history. I used to hate running. I was the kid in PE that complained about doing 10-minute runs because “it’s stupid to run for that long”. The one year I went out

Less Hydration And Performance

Any article we read, anyone we talk to and everyone seems to repeat the same: drink water while running. Do not let your body dehydrate. Hydration is very important. Without water, our body temperature goes up and our energy goes down. Always bring water when training, especially

What We Waste Time On During A Race

We train. We sweat. We follow a diet. We stretch. We exercise. We do all of these things to give our 100% during a race in order to fulfill our dreams and get a new personal best, but later… we fail. Check why. Toilet before the start

Health Benefits of Running

Running or jogging is a great way to maintain that perfect healthy body. Many people choose running as a part of their daily exercise to maintain a healthy way of life. Some people start running or jogging exercises to boost their energy, to lose weight, improve their



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