When to Replace Your Running Shoes
October 7, 2013
When to Replace Your Running Shoes

How often should I replace my running shoes? This may be the question we hear most often (after “we’re not doing 30 on/30 off today, are we?”) We’ve heard every piece of advice on the subject. Every 4-6 months, every 500 miles, when your knees start to hurt, when your shins start to hurt, when the padding feels squishy, when they smell bad… So which one of these is right, if any of them? Well, it turns out the answer is a little complicated. The recent evidence is laid out nicely in a piece on the New York Times Well Blog. Start by asking yourself some crucial questions: Where am doing most of my running, on a treadmill, or outdoors? Read More

A Natural Fit? (Natural Running Shoes)
September 18, 2012
A Natural Fit? (Natural Running Shoes)

Virtually every athletic shoe company is now touting at least one “natural” running shoe. Nike has the Nike Free, Adidas has the adipure line, Newton has, well, everything they sell. And then there are those awesomely hideous Vibram five finger shoes. So what’s all the fuss? Is a natural or “barefoot” running shoe really better? The answer probably depends on your gait and your style of running. (For tips on the right way to run, read professional runner David Siik’s excellent article). Martin George went to Runnergy, the world-famous Los Angeles-based running store to meet with owner Jeff who ran down the options with him. Watch the video to learn more. And if you’re in Los Angeles, show your Barry’s Read More