Monday, January 13, 2014
...And Thus, the Pendulum Swings
In the interest of full disclosure, I will say that I have never run in the Hoka - and, to continue with this disclosure, I will also say that I have absolutely no intention of it. The Vibram toe shoes were bad enough (never wore those, either, though I do wear the New Balance Minimus while I work and do my resistance training), but this takes it to a whole other level. I will keep my eye on the research so that I can stay informed (thus far, from what I've read, there hasn't been any studies conducted on oversized soles) but I'll be straight up - if the only way I'm going to be able to run is by wearing a pair of platform shoes that resemble part of a clown costume, then that's probably my body's way of telling me that running isn't my best training option.
Besides - all I have to do is wait 5-10 years and everyone will probably be running barefoot again.
Or maybe on their hands, and bypassing the lower half of the body entirely.