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Running shoes; from minimalist to maximalist. Was the minimalist craze the right idea or did it have an untimely demise?

Running shoes; from minimalist to maximalist. Was the minimalist craze the right idea or did it have an untimely demise? Several years ago, Vibram came out with the 5 fingers design after the book Born to Run came out which advocated the benefits of minimal or barefoot running. The shoe makers tried everything to get us to buy their different shoes, with the different heel heights, since we were supposed to run better with less shoe. Now we are in the maximalist craze, with huge shoes that are supposed to help us run better. Which is actually better for us? Read More »