Yesterday on Shoe Blog I wrote about needing new running shoes for Bay to Breakers in May. I want to buy the shoes and make sure I like them well before the race. I got some great advice about brands and the importance about going to a local running store and being properly fitted.
Before I buy a new pair of running shoes, I was wondering if anyone else has any advice on running shoes? Your favorites? Shoes that didn't work at all? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
I was also wondering if anyone had tried barefoot running. At first I thought it was just a silly trend, but then I see barefoot running shoes everywhere I turn. Vibram's Five Fingers model seems to be rather popular. And if not for running, I like the idea of wearing them when doing yoga and pilates. Please let me know if you've tried any barefoot running shoes! Is this just a silly trend or something genuinely useful?