It is over 2 years since a research paper titled “The effect of three different levels of footwear stability on pain outcomes” was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine by Ryan et al and summarised on Runblogger.
“The findings of this study suggest that our current approach of prescribing in-shoe pronation control systems on the basis of foot type is overly simplistic and potentially injurious”. Yes correct there was a study 2 years ago which concluded Gait analysis does not work and is potentially causing injuries. Read more…
“They are very much barefoot-style shoes, as the thin (6mm), zero drop sole provides excellent ground feel.”
Here’s RunBlogger.com’s review of the VIVOBAREFOOT Ultra. They have given the minimalist / barefoot shoe a great initial road test and the verdict is really positive. A lot of work went into the design, development and the materials used for this shoe. We wanted to create a light, comfortable yet very durable shoe – and all the reports so far suggest we’ve done exactly that!
“The forefoot is really wide, and the speed-lace system allows me to secure them to my foot”
The Ultra is now available online from VIVOBAREFOOT.com and you can read the full review of the RunBlogger.com