I challenge you to think differently about your shoes and the negative effects your footwear is having on your feet, the way you move and ultimately your health.
The son of an LAPD detective, who grew up ensconced in the surf and skateboard culture of 1970’s California, Ted’s curiosity for what propels us has changed the course of his life, and arguably many others. Ted was in New Zealand recently to speak at RunFest. Over coffee, we had the pleasure of speaking about the relevance of barefoot running, his own well being, and a myriad of other topics. Ted could be considered a contradiction;. The president of an international running footwear company, a futurist who is investigating alternative forms of transport like the Solowheel and a noble savage who values above all else running wild.
1. the steepness of a slope, especially of a roof.
2. (shoes) the difference in the stack height (padding) between the heel and the forefoot.
Most of us will therefore agree that the pitch of a shoe should be given as a comparison between the thickness at the heel and the thickness at the forefoot, preferably taken using callipers or similar.
Based on this understanding, what do you estimate as the pitch for each of the shoes below?
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"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything"
We have and continue to see a major shake up occurring in the conventional wisdom surrounding athletic footwear. The pendulum is swinging, and ironically many of folk who ran in the minimal offerings of a few years ago, are now the same people running in the maximal offerings of today. As companies enter the market place and start throwing money around, without standing for something, people will fall for anything.
I recently stumbled across an article titled ASICS Trail Running Shoes: Do Trail Shoes Really Make A Difference? My intrigue quickly turned to frustration, and here is a short review of what has been written.