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Pearl Izumi isoTransition women’s shoe review

The dailymile lab is a group of dailymilers from the team who work with sponsors to test drive products. Check out gear reviews. If you are a manufacturer, or have a product you’d like us to review, email our sponsorship team. Five of our female team members reviewed the Pearl Izumi isoTransition. Before we get started, here’s what Pearl Izumi is saying about the isoTransition   “Designed and developed with 2x IronMan® World Champion Tim DeBoom, the new isoTransition was built … Continue reading

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Stop running in those shoes!
An interview with Chris McDougall, author of Born to Run

I am not a barefoot runner. There, I said it. In fact, I used to be a staunch critic. When I first heard that people were running around barefoot in the park I judged, big time. Who were these crazy people and why weren’t they concerned with getting blistered, bruised, cut, and stubbing their toes? Then those weird shoes came out, the ones with the cut out toes and the rubber soles that look like they belonged in the planet … Continue reading

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Our perspective: Two team members share their thoughts on running barefoot

Jocelyn A. is a runner from Ann Arbor, MI. She wants to break 20 minutes for her 5k, and hopes to qualify for the Boston Marathon again! “You should stop running.” Words that a runner never wants to hear. I heard them after months of physical therapy. Knife-sharp pains in my right knee would put me out commission for days. I couldn’t run four miles without aches in my legs. I was convinced that knee surgery was in my future. … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to a Store Near You: Preview of New 2011 Minimalist and Barefoot Style Running Shoes

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Review of the Saucony Kinvara as a Marathon Shoe

The Saucony Kinvara has been one of the hottest shoes on the market over the past several months, and it’s a favorite of a sizable number of runners here on dailymile. What makes the Kinvara unique is the fact that it’s lightweight (7.7 oz in men’s size 9), reasonably well cushioned, and it has a relatively low heel (only a 4mm drop from heel to forefoot). Given these attributes, the Kinvara would historically have been classified as either an extremely … Continue reading

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Going Minimalist to Escape Injury: A Runner’s Experience

Hey Dailymilers! I want to start off with a small introduction. My name is Sean Fillner, and I have been running and working out for 20+ years. However, it was not until recently that I buckled down in 2008 and ran my first marathon, the Portland Marathon (PDX), in 4:12. I lost 40 pounds in 2009 and ran Portland again, this time shaving almost 30 minutes off my previous years time (3:42). The following month I ran Seattle in 3:33. … Continue reading

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Running Barefoot and in Vibram Fivefingers: New Runner Starts Minimalist

Editors Note: The author of this post, Michael B., is a barefoot/minimalist runner from Los Angeles, CA. You can view Michael’s dailymile profile page, or read more about his running and parenting adventures on his personal blog, the badass dad blog. I didn’t really decide to be a runner. I still hesitate to call myself a runner until I’ve been at it at least a year. Meanwhile, I’m enjoying it more than I ever expected, and since my path to … Continue reading

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