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Minimalistic fitness shoes?

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by linnievh, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. linnievh

    linnievh Member


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    Yesterday, I went to the store to buy some new Fitness Shoes.
    I where at the reebok, asic, adidas and nike store, but suddenly all the fitness shoes are minimalistic shoes?? I can bend them everywhere and they does not have pivot under forefoot anymore.

    In my opinion this is too bad and the key to further more footproblems in aerobics lessons as zumba, body step and body attack.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDkDiEshVkI


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  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    I don't necessarily see a problem as long as there is a proper transition to them.
     
  3. linnievh

    linnievh Member

    I think this shoes can be weared at cardio fitness, but not in lessons as zumba, and steps. Ik see a lot of overponation on this shoes and I think they give more traction on the fascia when you are landing on the step, because the shoe bends further.
    overall I think minimalistic shoes are usefull when you will improve your stability.

    Craig what do you advices to your clients, when they want shoes for fitness workouts?
     
  4. Blaise Dubois

    Blaise Dubois Active Member

    Craig : Comfortable? … can be barefoot a with lunar boots?

    I will say don't change your habits (the shoes you were wearing in the past for this activity)… If you don't have a specific preference, a specific foot pathology, and habit well ingrains : a minimalist shoe! (less technology, thickness, drop, weight… and more flexibility)
     
  5. Blaise Dubois

    Blaise Dubois Active Member

    Kevin,
    My god, minimalism is not dead?
    After having influence all the industry of running and change the market, it's go to golf, cross fit, ...
     
  6. mr2pod

    mr2pod Active Member

    Or simply finding another (gullible) market to get into as the running market dies off....
     
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