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New Balance MT10 Minimus Trail Shoe Review

I have found the right shoe that I am happy with to take for long distance runs on smoother trails and forest (Adam Altra)”. However, to tackle the roughest of the roughest (read rock, and sharp pointy large gravel) I must have something that protects the feet just that bit more. There are people who say that any surface can be tackled with minimalist shoes, or even barefoot, and they might be correct, but after 50km of roughing it on a trail, your feet are starting to transmit a different story to the brain. At least in my case. Read more

Altra Adams Minimalist Running Shoe - Review

It is an interesting thing. I have been running for almost four years, and since the very first day I have been looking for a pair of shoes that I can put on and then forget about. You know, concentrate on your running and not be bothered by pressures or pains coming from the shoes you are wearing. Sounds easy enough right? Read more

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What to bring for marathon race day

Today is the rest day before the Gold Coast marathon. Looking at te waves roll in from our hotel, waiting for the race to get under way, I went once more through my checklist to see if I have everything I needed for tomorrow. I am sure you have your checklist too, so I thought why not get mine out there so I have don’t have to worry about forgetting anything next time around.

So here is my list of things I consider to take with me:

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Selecting your FiveFingers

So how do you go about selecting the right pair of Vibram FiveFingers for your trail running?

You could do as me, and buy and try every type there is on the market, but that will turn out to be an expensive exercise very quickly as a single pare of Vibrams go for around the $200 in Australia. Hardly the kind of money that allows you to experiment on the cheap.

But don’t worry, I have done exactly that. I am the proud owner of many types and flavours of FiveFingers. Some of them still as good as new, and others run down to the last thread. It is this last pair you likely want to go for, attempting our local trails. But let’s start at the beginning.

Which Vibrams are available for you to choose from, considering we will be using them for trail running: Read more