I Got Hurt. Was it the Shoes?

SO YOU'VE READ Born to Run, and you're now sold on "minimalist" running. You rush out to replace your traditional, well-cushioned heel-mashers with sleek, low-drop lightweights. In your eagerness to give them a try, you head right out for a long run - and get hurt. It must have been the shoes! After all, you …

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Whatever Happened to Minimalist Running?

If you're a runner, you've heard of minimalist running. Ditch the heavily padded running shoes and slip on the Vibrams. Born to Run, baby! Like the South Beach Diet, everyone was doing it, whether or not they knew it was doing them any good. But it seemed to be about to transform running by reducing …

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