The minimalist shoe movement: what you might want to know

Among my group of trailblazing buddies, we use entirely minimalist shoes for hiking and climbing, which has enabled us to eat many trail miles with relative ease. Look at all of that mud! "Look at those weird-looking shoes." I commonly hear this comment in my daily life while donning one of my favorite pairs of … Continue reading The minimalist shoe movement: what you might want to know

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“Bonking” is painful, and isn’t about hitting your head

Impromptu trail sculpture guy says, "Don't bonk", While hiking, you're deeply engrossed with telling friends a juicy story, aren't paying attention to what's ahead of you and bonk your head on a low-lying branch. Ouch. While that encompasses bonking your head, that's not the kind of bonking that athletes refer to. The kind of bonk … Continue reading “Bonking” is painful, and isn’t about hitting your head