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Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Part 2

Amram Shapiro | Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports
Amram Shapiro

Only elite runners have a shot of winning, but all 36,000 entrants can dream, can't they? By this Walter Mitty standard, each entrant is more than five times more likely to win the Boston Marathon than to die running it.

Get These Top-Rated Sneakers For Spring

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.26.2014 | Style

This list was compiled with data provided by Rank & Style. Although we're still waiting for the weather to warm up a bit (okay, a lot), we could us...

Should You Try Mega-Cushioning Running Shoes?

Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachel Sturtz Runners are about to get a little whiplash: Starting in 2006, minimalist shoes multiplied on store shelves like the waif-thin ...

Experts Urge Caution With Barefoot Running Shoes

Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living

A small new study adds to the body of evidence that switching to barefoot running shoes isn't as simple as it sounds. During a 12-week training pro...

Sneaker Guide for Runners: A Cinderella Story

Pamela Kokoros | Posted 12.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Pamela Kokoros

When it comes to running, toenails are for sissies, and without pain there is no gain, but in my opinion you're less grumpy and your feet look prettier if you do what you can to feel good and stay comfortable.

What Your Shoes Say About You

Andrew Nackerud | Posted 09.08.2013 | Style
Andrew Nackerud

Maybe it is a psychological barrier I have constructed to slow my maturation into a full-fledged adult, but whatever the case, I'm starting to feel judged by the shoes that I wear.

Running: Barefooted (Part 5)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Barefoot running is best learned during the preseason when fitness is a lesser concern. Unless you are already regularly barefooted, the progression toward appreciable distance takes weeks for some, and months for others.

Running: Barefooted (Part 4)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

I consider running in a novel way, but one that's as natural to humans as are the undulations of flying to sparrows, and swimming to elephant seals. That means regardless of medium, on this planet, horizontal locomotion requires us to hitch a ride with gravity.

Running: Barefooted (Part 3)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Because the running shoe materially alters natural gait and simultaneously robs us of the feedback necessary to correct and adjust our faulty stride, this protective, supportive device creates and becomes itself a threatening environment.

Why New Runners Shouldn't Sweat Finding Fancy Sneakers

| Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article and podcast) Befuddled by buying running shoes for the first time? Zero-drop? Extra stabi...

Running: Barefooted (Part 2)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Nix the Kool-Aid Now, incredibly, the problem of gait and shoe research is exacerbated by the presupposition, which is the assumption-- and you know ...

Running: Barefooted (Part 1)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Shoe companies and health care providers have traditionally put forth that various levels of biomechanical shortcomings are the root cause of our locomotive problems. We are inherently flawed, and only cleverly-designed footwear is the solution.

Why Is It So Carbon-Intensive To Make A Pair Of Sneakers?

Posted 06.05.2013 | Green

What does 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions look like? If you said a pair of sneakers, you would be right. According to a study released by MIT...

Light, Bright Sneakers For Summer Workouts

Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Rosalyn Frazier Fitness shoes this season are a whole lot lighter (and brighter!). What's the upside of featherweights? They can bolster your ...

Catherine New

How One Company Saved Itself From Ruin

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 04.25.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Brooks Running Company did not rush to make T-shirts following the Boston Marathon bombings. Instead, it quietly joined forces with others...

Running Form: Simplified (Part 5)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Drills are the direct route to becoming a safe and efficient runner, and training volume is valuable only insofar as our good technique can be maintained.

STUDY: 'Barefoot' Running Trend Linked To Foot Injuries

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Propelled in part by the success of the bestselling book Born To Run, the decision to go barefoot has been hailed by some as a step towards minimizing...

Running Form: Simplified (Part 4)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

We now know from the previous post that "no one runs until they fall," but surely that can't be all there is to it. Well, there is one more thing. Let's pull together the all remaining coaching components attached to running form and find out precisely what it is.

Running Form: Simplified (Part 3)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Opinions abound with regard to the propulsive phase in running. Where and how it happens continues to fuel heated exchange between authorities, with perhaps their sole agreement being that it occurs during ground contact.

Inside The Perfect Sneaker

Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living

By Rozalynn S. Frazier Shopping for sneakers has become a bit of an exercise in endurance. You have to sort through so many kinds -- runners, wal...

The 3 Ps Of Running Shoes

Rami Hashish, DPT | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Rami Hashish, DPT

We're all different -- in the way we speak, the way we think, and unsurprisingly, the way we run. Thus, when determining the optimal running shoe, it's imperative to consider your Three Ps: pattern, passion and purpose.

Together We All Win

Greg Woodburn | Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

What could be more meaningful to run towards -- to run for -- than joining together in victory? Give your best when you compete, but remember that together we all win. That's courage.

Back to School

Greg Woodburn | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

I am leading my non-profit organization Give Running full-time. Like the first day of school, it is intimidating but more so exhilarating.

I Feel Most Beautiful In... Running Shoes

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 10.28.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

The old adage is true: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Whether it's makeup or a pair of overused running sneakers, how we define ourselves is all about how we feel.

Can A Running Shoe Be Stylish?

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Style

Mention exercise and its accountrements and you'll see my eyes glaze over within a matter of seconds. I am an occasional runner, but outside of weekly...