Yes, I know the focus here is on barefoot running, but I do still run most of my miles in shoes.
Regular readers should know that I do not make frequent shoe purchases; the last pair of ‘normal’ road shoes I bough was well over 2 years ago. However, I did have the need for some new shoes for the upcoming cross country season and also I need some more shoes for my road running.
I am certainly not going to splash out on some Asikes with all sorts of bells and space mastic technology, whatever they call it.
No, I’m looking for something that will allow my feet to work and feel the ground beneath them. Yes, I am a big fan of the Inov-8 range of shoes, and it is a very big range. I chose the remarkably comfy and lightweight F-Lites for my road and trail running and some Mudclaws for the muddy, boggy, slippery stuff. I think the F-lites are an extremely good choice for anyone who embraces the barefoot running philosophy.
The guy that supplied them is in the Midlands and proved extremely helpful. He’s also a Pose Method running instructor so well aware of the peculiar demands a part-time barefoot runner might make. He’s called Leon Bond and can be found at Faster Feet in Birmingham and on the Pose site here.