Every time I run a race, the three things I want immediately after finishing are a bottle of water, food, and a massage. So when Stack Fitness sponsored the Rock ‘n’ Roll 10k, we brought custom water bottles, chocolate chip nutrition bars, and a massage therapist. Look at all these goodies. Makes you kinda jealous, huh?
When the Fitness Stack Exchange site had just begun we got a question about What are the downsides of minimalist running shoes? My answer was that there’s nothing inherently bad about them, but as the saying goes: “if the shoe fits, wear it”. The shoes aren’t for everyone, so while it may be great for some, they can be harmful to others.
Now when I wrote that answer I didn’t have any first hand experience with actually wearing minimalist running shoes like Vibrams, so I decided to go to my favorite running shop and picked up a pair.