With The Otter, one of the world’s most extreme trail races, coming up we caught up with VIVOBAREFOOT’s premier trail runner Greg Goodall and asked him a few questions.
VB: Joining VIVOBAREFOOT at the start of the winter – how have you settled in with the VIVOBAREFOOT Team?
Joining the team has been a pleasure. Trail running is largely an individual sport so having the support and back up of the team has been awesome. It’s a great bunch of people with lots of energy, enthusiasm and passion for the brand. Read more…
A run like no other, crashing waves, indigenous forests, craggy shoreline, sandy trails and seaside cliffs; this is The Otter African Trail Run. Run once a year and only once a year, and the rest of the year it is a world class 42km hiking trail among the top 5 hiking trails in South Africa.
The forbidden run. Read more…
I’ve just received my Neos shoes and having worn them feel utterly compelled to contact you.
After a significant head injury put me in a coma for a few weeks I’ve been left with damage to my cerebellum, and the subsequent balance issues this brings.
Thanks to the help and experience of neurophysios and working with experts in yoga, pilates, feldenkrais, the alexander technique and power plates and twist conditioning I felt I’d made massive progress over the last 12years , leaving my wheelchair far behind.
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…
Our VIVOBAREFOOT Adventure series starts here (if you’ve been on a VIVOBAREFOOT Adventure recently, tell us about it in the comments box below)
We start in Cornwall, UK with our innovative multi-terrain barefoot shoe: the Neo. We’ve teamed up with mountain biker (and barefoot enthusiast) Ben Clarke to film a short, day in the life, video.