I wanted see how various minimalist shoes affect my ground contact time, stride length, vertical oscillation and stride rate.
To do this I used my
Garmin 920XT paired with the newest Garmin HRM. You can see the raw data here.
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I talk with author, podcaster, and athlete,
Rich Roll about performing well on an all plant diet. Rich gave up drugs and alcohol while at the same time adopting a radical vegan eating strategy to fuel his desire to perform well in ultra-endurance sport. We talk about how to start eating healthy, eating healthily when busy, and how to turn your life around from drugs and alcohol.
Vibram FiveFingers Vibryd
Too much toespring
Lacks the natural feel of other Vibram FiveFingers
Forefoot cushion doesn’t extend to toes, creating an unnatural amount of toespring
Big toe pocket too small, squeezes big toe
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EarthRunners Alpha X
True barefoot feeling
11mm sole protects foot from rocks
Soft, supple leather footbed and laces
Completely flat sole; no toespring (a good thing)
Fun to wear, new running experience!
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Fly-Lite is a lightweight show with minimal heel-to-toe drop.
It features a wide toebox, flexible sole, with moderate cushioning.
Very flexible sole
Wide toebox, allows natural toe splay
Minimal drop from heel to toe give natural ride that doesn’t interfere with natural mechanics
ZemGear TerraTECH Ninja on Amazon
Liked the flexible, thin sole
Liked speed lacing system
Like the ground feel, natural ride
Disliked rough material near end of toes
Disliked last of shoe, cut into pinky toe on one side
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