The latest technology design for running shoes is for there to be very little shoe at all. Because barefoot running is not always ideal, shoe manufacturers are using new technology to design lightweight running shoes that simulate the motion of barefoot running. Termed the “minimalist shoe” with designs from Nike, New Balance, Vibram and Saucony, there are plenty of these running shoes to be found online and in stores.
Mike Shinsky, the general manager of New Balance, says that wearing these running shoes feels like you are running barefoot. Because the shoe weighs less than eight ounces the wearer is forced to run on the balls of their feet, which ist he more natural way to run and is much better for you. And because they are so lightweight, instead of keeping them on the floor you can opt for one of the ingenious shoe hanger solutions as a method of storing your stability running shoes. These shoes are very unlike usual off road running shoes as they are so thin. At first glance Vibram’s “Five Fingers” shoes seem as though they will be impossible to run in because they look like gloves for your feet. However, once you put them allow a good 15 minutes to get used to how the shoes feel. While gel running shoes have some padding for comfort, these provide absolutely no padding and will force runners to run in the natural way that they are meant to. In fact they offer about as much comfort as the packaging from the shoe hooks manufacturers. While the running shoes are receiving a good review, it is important to note that technique is favoured over technology. The best advice you can get about these running shoes is that you need to wear them in first and become completely comfortable with the correct way of running in them. On the other hand, these running shoes will help you build up the soft-tissue in your feet and encourage you to run in the correct way.