Unshoes PT Sleek Review

The Fully Customizably Soled Minimalist Sandal
Ever worried about ordering the right sized shoe online? Do you have a uniquely shaped foot and have difficulty finding a shoe that fits properly? Both of these worries are easily addressed by Unshoes, a custom-made sandal company based out of Utah, U.S.A. The owner, Terral Fox, had difficulty finding a sandal design that he liked, so he decided to try making his own; then he decided to try selling them. I’m glad he did because he has created the only huarache-style sandal made with straps rather than laces with a design that does not go between the toes. If you like the between-the-toes style, they have that, too! What is absolutely fabulous about this company is that they have all their sizes readily available to print from their website and compare to your own feet AND 8 shapes to try! They take all the guesswork out of ordering sandals online.

I started wearing minimalist sandals in 2008 and before that I wore a trusty pair of Teva sandals pretty much all summer. They unfortunately did not have a zero drop sole so I had to give up wearing my favourite pair of summer sandals with their adjustable, wide, and sporty straps. Ever since, I’ve scoured the minimalist shoe companies’ websites for a similar design with no strap between the toes. I’ve finally found what I’ve been looking for. The Unshoes PT Sleek is a sporty minimalist sandal with wide, adjustable straps made for both men and women. I am extremely grateful to have found them (after a long wait) and been given the opportunity to review them here.

Quick Details
Price: $60.00 USD
Width: Narrow to Extra Wide
Sole Thickness: 8 mm
Drop: 0 mm
Weight: 3 3/8 ounces or 96 grams
Insole: None Included
Sizing: Women’s Size 5 to Men’s Size 13 or Custom
Category: Minimalist Sandal

Comfort & Fit
The PT Sleek scores top marks for comfort. The stamped EVA footbed is slightly textured and provides just the right amount of cushioning for my liking. The 1.5 cm wide straps are as soft as satin and thick enough that the edges feel quite rounded against the skin. The location of the straps does not interfere with foot mobility and don’t dig into the skin anywhere. The slide adjustment allows for the perfect fit every time (no learning to tie knots with this design). You can loosen them every time you put them on or, if you’re like me, leave them tightened just right and slip them on and off easily by sliding your foot under the top strap completely and sliding the heel strap over the heel; so easy!

As for fit, the website provides all the information you need to print out the right size and shape for your feet. They have 20 sizes to choose from and if yours is not included, Unshoes makes custom sizes available as well. As for shape, they have 8 to choose from of varying widths and dimensions in the forefoot or heel area. It is the easiest and most worry-free online sizing decision ever!

Barefoot Feel & Function
The PT Sleek has an 8 mm thick sole with plenty of flexibility and ground feel. You will not feel all the tiny pebbles underfoot like you will with a thinner sole but the sole does bend easily underfoot around larger rocks and contours. I found them an excellent choice for trail walking and river fording because of their suitability for walking on potentially sharp terrains.

Their multi-directional grip pattern is perfect for excellent traction on man-made and natural surfaces both wet and dry. As mentioned above, they are perfect for walking on sharp gravel paths and slippery river beds with no traction worries.

Weighing in under 100 grams, they are well within the range of ultra light minimalist shoes.

Upper Qualities
The upper straps are made of high quality, climbing grade, tubular nylon webbing with one sliding buckle and one tension buckle made of plastic. All other attachment points are sewn together with sturdy but unobtrusive seams. I appreciate the use of the tension buckle rather than Velcro for adjustability as the latter tends to look worn very quickly and stop working well under rugged use (especially around dogs with shedding fur that gets caught up in it).

The only break-in period required for these shoes is figuring out what tightness is just right for your feet. The adjustment strap is easily shortened if too long with simple instructions from Unshoes. In addition, should your sporty, adventure sandals get muddy, they are easily washed with warm water or these washing directions from Unshoes.

Sole Qualities
The sole is made of a 3 mm stamped EVA footbed and a 5 mm rubber outsole with a multi-directional grip pattern and 2.5 mm grip depth, which are glued together. There is plenty of flex to the 8 mm total outsole but it is thick enough to maintain its shape without front end floppiness (a very common issue with huarache-style sandals). The straps are attached to the sole with plastic-coated metal rivets that lay flush with the footbed. The attachment point on the top lateral side is a loop for easy sliding adjustment over the top of the foot.

There is no arch support in the flat rubber outsole design, as minimalist design should be.

** Update ** Unshoes has informed me that the sole material is going to be changed on new orders of the PT Sleek. The sole material used for the review pair has been found to shrink in extreme heat. I noticed that mine got somewhat warped when left out on the deck in the sun but they did straighten out again after a couple of wears and some bending. The new material has a circular grip pattern rather than the diagonal linear one photographed here.

Overall Quality
The quality of the materials appears excellent. The quality of the manufacturing appears sturdy and well made but definitely by hand rather than mass-produced machine. The only cause for concern is that the top lateral loop is glued in between the two layers of outsole and burned in at the bottom. Although not the prettiest solution, I have no doubt that it will last as long as the rest of the shoe (and it’s on the bottom of the shoe so I don’t really care how it looks).

I suspect these sandals are durable enough to last at least a couple of seasons of rugged wear.

Style
The PT Sleek style is all sporty, rugged, minimalist design. I love the minimalist and clever strap design; there is nothing “extra” included in their execution. Even the little logo on the outside edge is minimalist! The outsole has a rugged, mountainous look with its unique multi-directional grip pattern.

They are a unisex sandal with three strap colours currently available: black, blue, and purple.

Uses
Any use that you can think of for a sandal, you can use the PT Sleek for. I’ve gone on short and long walks with no problems like hot spots or chafing. I’ve walked across creeks and rivers with them without slipping or fearing losing them in the rushing water (the front end does flip down a bit in a current but was strong enough to hold its shape when stepping down on it). Their design allows rocks and sand to fall out from between your foot and the sole. The straps hold their length when soaking wet and don’t chafe even when wet. I would even recommend them for running without the need for toe socks (even though I love them), which makes them an excellent choice for cooler temperature minimalist running because your toes will stay warmer longer. And, yes, I have worn them with socks (although mine were toe socks anyway) and I liked it, too.

The only functional issue I’ve had with the PT Sleek is walking steeply descending hills. My feet tend to slip forward on the footbed and my toes have just come off the edges. This is more an issue with the type of sandal it is, an across-the-top design rather than between-the-toes design. Personally, it’s not a big deal and I have had bigger problems walking downhill with a lace digging in between my toes.

Value
At $60.00 USD plus shipping, they are priced at the low end of custom, hand-made minimalist huarache-style sandals. I am confident in stating that these sandals will last at least one season and probably more with moderate to heavy use. I think this is a good value for a minimalist sandal and they do happen to be the ONLY ones on the market with a strap across the top rather than a lace between the toes.

Summary
I can honestly say that I’ve been waiting for the PT Sleek design of minimalist sandal for years and I was not disappointed by their eventuality. They are super comfortable walking for long distances. They are extremely functional with their promotion of natural foot movement. They are incredibly versatile with their sporty look, rugged construction, and superior traction. The PT Sleek is as equally in their element walking around town or fording through rivers. They are an excellent choice for both men and women looking for a minimalist sandal with an unconventional huarache across-the-top strap design. Great job Unshoes!

For more information about Unshoes, check out their website. If you happen to prefer the between-the-toes huarache style of minimalist sandals, they have those too in the Wokova and Wokova Feather.  In addition, the company is working on production on a new series of minimalist sandals for women with more feminine designs, called the Wildflower Series. This is definitely a company to keep an eye on in the future.

Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO Review

The Evolution of the KSO
The new KSO EVO is a new and improved version of Vibram FiveFingers’ (VFF) original KSO, which stands for “Keep Stuff Out”. It has a newly designed upper with a speed lace and tongue as well as an all new outsole. Is it a better minimalist shoe than the original? Read on to find out…

Quick Details
Price: $90.00 USD
Width: Narrow to Wide
Sole Thickness: 4.7 mm
Drop: 0 mm
Weight: 3 3/8 oz or 94 g
Insole: None included
Sizing: 36–42; Full sizes only
Category: Minimalist Sandal and Casual

Comfort & Fit
The KSO EVO is wonderfully comfortable. This shoe fits very much like a glove for your feet. The toe pockets fit my stubby toes perfectly and the speed lace clamps the shoe down for a snug fit for narrow to wide feet. The lace also has a lock to keep it in place and a bit of Velcro to keep it from flapping around. The faux suede material collar opens much wider than the previous model to allow a wider range of foot widths to get into the shoe. The collar is also minimally padded providing a very smooth edge around the ankle. The tongue is slightly padded to protect the top of the foot well from any binding of the laces. Although the seam is quite thick where the tongue attaches to the upper, it has never bothered the top of my feet nor caused any blisters, even when soaking wet.

There is no removable insole but there is 2 mm of EVA between the outsole and the anti-microbial Drilex footbed.

Barefoot Feel & Function
With a total sole thickness of 4.7 mm, this model has a middling thickness for VFF but still very thin for the minimalist market. The Max-Feel outsole design is fabulously flexible and easily bends around any ground contour. It has a grip depth of about 2.5 mm so even very small rocks can be felt underfoot. The outsole rubber is quite sticky and provides more than enough traction for any man-made surface and dry natural surfaces.

Weighing just under 100 grams, they feel like snug socks rather than shoes. Feet function naturally with the glove-like fit and flexible outsole.

Upper Qualities
The upper is made of a polyester mesh with plenty of airy holes for breathability, a faux suede around the collar, tongue and at the heel, as well as a rubbery material overlay on the toe pockets and in strips in strategic areas across the top and sides of the shoe. Although the mesh isn’t as widely spaced as the Vi-B, the upper functions wonderfully at keeping stuff out and allowing sweat to escape. Although not water resistant, they do allow water out of the shoe as fast as it goes in. In addition, they work great at creek crossings because they keep the stones out while not causing any blister issues while soaking wet.

There is no break-in period for these shoes and if they get dirty, they are easily machine washed and air dried.

Sole Qualities
The outsole is 3.5 mm thick and made of the same XS-Trek rubber compound as the Vi-B, which is advertised to offer “30% more adherence to smooth surfaces than previous formulas.” Despite the pictures on the Vibram website at the time of this posting, the outsole pattern is the same as the Vi-B with longitudinal grips rather than horizontal ones. Vibram has informed me that the pictures of the outsole will be updated shortly.

As there is also 2 mm of EVA underfoot, the KSO EVO doesn’t have as much ground feel as the Vi-B, but there is still plenty of flexibility to easily bend around ground contours and rocks. As the KSO EVO is a more versatile shoe with its enclosed upper compared to the ballet flat-inspired Vi-B, I can understand why a minimum of extra cushioning might be quite welcome to most customers, especially if using them for wet and rocky adventures.

There is no arch support designed into the shoe allowing feet to function naturally whatever the terrain you wear them on.

Overall Quality
The overall quality of the materials seems excellent and other than the smallest visible glue marks at the toe pockets, there are no manufacturing flaws in the review pair. The upper mesh has squares of rubbery material attached to the tops of the toe pockets, which I suspect is an effort to increase the durability of this high-wear area while still allowing maximum flex in the material, in addition to their being a nice design detail. This same rubbery material also crosses across the top of the foot and along the sides, and likely aids in structural stability and upper longevity. It’s a great improvement over the original KSO and will likely allow the EVO to last longer with heavy use.

Style
I like the look of the new KSO EVO far better than the original model. The laces look sharp, function better, and more comfortably than the original Velcro strap. The rubbery material overlays also add style in addition to structural and material durability. The faux suede lends a look of quality and improves comfort. All the improved design changes seem to increase the KSO EVO esthetics as well as either comfort or durability. I am thoroughly impressed with the changes and find this new model a significant improvement over the original.

The KSO EVO is offered for men in red/black, blue/black, and all black and for women in grey/pink and (thankfully) all black as well.

Uses
If you like the least amount of shoe between your foot and the ground no matter what the adventure, the KSO EVO might be the minimalist shoe for you. With less than 5 mm underfoot, you will feel plenty of rocks but also be able to easily bend your feet around the smallest of ground contours. With their glove-like fit and excellent lace attachment, these shoes are great for anything from errands around town to trail hiking to creek crossings. They have good breathability allowing them to be used as an effective minimalist running shoe as well. As I am the sort of person who likes as much ground feel as possible, I know that I am going to get PLENTY of use out of the new KSO EVO.

Value
At $90.00 USD, the KSO EVO is priced at the low end of VFFs and the minimalist market overall. Considering their improved durability and extreme versatility, this is an excellent value for an all-purpose minimalist shoe.

Summary
I bought my first pair of minimalist shoes in May of 2008 and they were a pair of original VFF KSOs. They introduced me to the world of minimalist footwear and changed my life. The KSO EVO is the new and improved model and VFF created a shoe worthy of being the successor of my beloved first pair of minimalist shoes. They “Keep Stuff Out” better than the original but they also fit and stay in place better, are easier to get on, have far superior traction, and will likely be longer lasting. They look nicer, too (although I’m more about function over fashion with regards to my footwear). If you only want one pair of minimalist shoes or are looking for a great “first pair”, the KSO EVO is a wonderful model to include in your minimalist footwear toolbox.

To order or find out more about the KSO EVO, check out the Vibram website.

Vibram FiveFingers Vi-B Review

My new all-time favourite Vibram FiveFingers (VFF)
I’ve reviewed over a dozen VFFs in my minimal footwear reviewing career. I can honestly state that the new Vi-B is my new all-time favourite VFF. It is the perfect combination of comfort, function, style, and (finally) breathability in a women-specific, ballet flat-inspired design.

Quick Details
Price: $80.00 USD
Width: Narrow to Extra wide
Sole Thickness: 3.5 mm
Drop: 0 mm
Weight: 3 1/8 oz or 86 g
Insole: None included
Sizing: 36–42; Full sizes only
Category: Minimalist Sandal and Casual

Comfort & Fit
Everything is comfortable about the Vi-B. There are no tight, binding, scratchy, or poking parts. The heel cup fits perfectly and the suede-like material on the inside helps keep the shoe in place without being the least bit obtrusive. The toe pockets fit me perfectly and yielded no blisters after over 30 minutes of walking. The collar is slightly stretchy preventing any binding. The mesh of the upper also has the smallest amount of stretch, maximizing the range of foot widths the shoe can accommodate, in addition to their open design. These shoes will likely work for narrow feet as well as my extra wide ones, and every width in between.

The Vi-B has no removable insole but the footbed is an anti-microbial Drilex sockliner to keep them smelling fresher longer.

Barefoot Feel & Function
There is no cushioning in this shoe, just outsole and sockliner between you and the ground. The sole thickness is 3.5 mm of fantastic flexibility so your feet will feel everything. Natural foot movement is maximized in this shoe with its open design and great ground feel.

Weighing in far under 86 grams, these shoe feel slightly heavier than a thick pair of socks and are just as comfortable.

The grip is approximately 2.5 mm at its deepest providing plenty of traction on any man-made surface as well as dry natural surfaces.

Upper Qualities
The upper is made of a polyester mesh with PLENTY of breathability; in fact, more than any other VFF I’ve reviewed so far. One of my few problems with VFFs in the past has been the lack of breathability, which causes sweaty feet, resulting in chafing and blisters. The Vi-B is so airy that this is definitely NOT an issue.

There is no break-in period required as they were instantly and abundantly comfortable right out of the box. If they do start to smell, which mine have not after plenty of wear, they are easily machine washed and air dried.

Sole Qualities
The outsole is 3.5 mm thick and made of XS-Trek according to the Vibram website. It is a proprietary Vibram rubber compound that “offers 30% more adherence to smooth surfaces than previous formulas” while also having good durability. As Vibram has been making high performance rubber soles for over 70 years, I’ll believe their website claims. I do know that I have had no traction issues whatsoever in all my testing on indoor surfaces.

The outsole is also extremely flexible, easily bending around pretty much everything I’ve stepped on.

There is also no arch support designed in the shoe. The only raised areas of outsole are at the medial and lateral metatarsal joints and they help keep the shoe in place on the foot without feeling obtrusive or limiting splay.

Overall Quality
The quality of the materials appears excellent from the rubber outsole to the polyester mesh upper. As encountered with many a VFF model, there is visible glue marks on the toe pockets but you have to examine the shoes very closely to see them. With casual wear, I suspect these will last many seasons.

Style
The style of the Vi-B is definitely minimalist ballet flat. It would be difficult to be more minimal with such little material and that being of mesh. I adore the elegant, minimalist style and have received numerous compliments from people, even from individuals who have confessed to not liking the toe pocket VFF design in the past.

The Vi-B is currently available in red, blue, and black. The only accents are yellow on all three colourways and they depict the Vibram logo. (I would prefer if they weren’t plastered with logos as I prefer a more purest minimalist look, but I can understand how Vibram might think otherwise.)

Uses
Need a comfortable summer sandal? Elegant minimalist ballet flat, perhaps? Everyday casual shoe that’s barely there? The Vi-B may just be the perfect shoe for you. I know that I’ve worn them quite a bit around town doing errands, walking the dogs, or out for dinner. They are casual shoes so I wouldn’t recommend running or mountain hiking in them, but they’re perfect for warm weather walking around.

Value
At $80.00 USD, they are priced at the low range for VFFs and the high range for a simple ballet flat. There are so few stylish, minimalist women’s shoes on the market that I would be happy to pay this amount for a comfortable, durable, and extremely versatile shoe as the Vi-B.

Summary
I was not exaggerating when I wrote that this is my new all-time favourite VFF, of which I have expansive experience. The Vi-B design and materials solve all the issues I’ve ever had with VFFs including a lack of breathability, sometimes constrictive fit, or the occasional pinching toe pockets. And they look fabulous, too. They have amazing ground feel, great grip, and my feet function as naturally as if I was wearing toe socks. I adore everything about them.

To find out more or to purchase a pair of Vi-Bs, please check out the Vibram website.

Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO Review

A medium distance running Vibram FiveFingers (VFF) model
VFF is creating more specialized models with every season. One of their newest models, the Bikila EVO is designed to be a medium distance running shoe. It has a snug fit and a little more cushioning than most models. I think of it as a padded VFF for walking, running, or casual wear.

Quick Details
Price: $120.00 USD
Width: Narrow to Wide
Sole Thickness: 8.5 mm
Drop: 0 mm
Weight: 3 3/8 oz or 94 g
Insole: None included
Sizing: 36–42; Full sizes only
Category: Minimalist Running and Casual

Comfort & Fit
The Bikila EVO fits my wide feet very well with plenty of room for metatarsal splay. The laces make getting them on and off super easy and the lock lace clamps them down in place for a secure fit. They fit very close, sock-like in fact, but have plenty of flexibility allowing my feet to move naturally. They are too close fitting to wear with toe socks for me. The pinky toe pocket in particular is quite snug.

Due to the tight fit and lack of socks, the moisture from my sweaty feet caused a few blisters. While running, my big toe chafes against the inside of the toe pocket and 30 minutes resulted in a huge blister on my left foot. While walking, both feet got blisters in the same spot: on the top of my feet just below my big toes. I’m pretty sure that the walking blisters were caused by the rather large seam on the inside of the shoe at this area where the tongue attaches to the upper. It’s not so much that the seam is bulky because it does lay flat but the junction of materials rubbed my skin raw. Just to wear, I find the Bikila EVOs quite comfortable but functionally, my sensitive skin could not handle the chafing and moisture.

The material on the inside of the shoe is somewhat textured but in an unobtrusive way. The material of the tongue is quite soft and protects the foot excellently from any binding caused by the laces. The throat is thin but cut in such a way that I cannot feel it anywhere around my foot and ankle. The junction between the footbed and the upper is completely flat and absolutely unnoticeable.

Barefoot Feel & Function
I was initially apprehensive about the ground feel of the Bikila EVO with an 8.5 mm sole thickness, but as soon as I started walking in them, I could barely feel a difference between them and some of my much thinner minimalist shoes. The outsole flexibility is excellent, allowing me to feel very small rocks underfoot and easily bends around ground contours. I was pleasantly surprised with the great ground feel and ease of natural foot function.

Weighing in under 100 grams, the Bikila EVOs feel more like socks than shoes and I have never noticeably felt their weight.

They have an excellent grip pattern for more than adequate traction on any man-made surface. They are also grippy enough for dry, natural terrains. I would not, however, recommend them for use running in the mud

Upper Qualities
The upper is made of a polyester mesh (according to the Vibram website) and a faux suede used for the tongue and accents along the top of the shoe. The polyester is woven quite closely and doesn’t breathe all that well, especially considering their use as a running shoe. My feet do get quite sweaty in them and then stay wet. The weave does keep out some water although the seams are not sealed so water will enter the shoe through them.

There is no break-in period required as these shoes feel more like socks with a rubber sole than a regular shoe.

Like most VFF products, they are machine washable in cold and air dried. Because they don’t breathe all that well, I suspect they will eventually acquire some smell but after several walks and runs in them, mine still smell new.

Sole Qualities
The outsole is made of 2.5 mm of rubber, 4 mm of EVA for cushioning, and a 2 mm footbed layer. Although the total 8.5 mm in thickness might seem like a lot compared to most minimalist shoes, the ground feel is still great because of its fantastic flexibility.

Like all VFF products, there is no arch support designed into the shoe. In fact, the medial outsole design doesn’t even rise up and hug the arch like other models have in the past. This change allows the foot arch to flatten out completely and not feel any of the outsole up against it.

Overall Quality
The quality of the materials and manufacturing appears good. There are some visible glue marks at the edges of the toe pockets but all the seams are perfect in the review pair. The material of the upper is thinner than most conventional and even minimal running shoes so I’m not sure they will last more than one season of heavy running use.

Style
The look of the Bikila EVO is very much “minimalist running shoe”. The cut and colour accents of the upper, as well as the tongue and lace design, remind me quite a bit of old school running shoes (before the popularity of the massive heel rise). The raised bumps on the toes and bottom edges of the medial and lateral edges of the upper appear purely esthetic but do give some nice design detail.

The Bikila EVO is currently available in orange/purple, black/yellow/magenta, yellow/pink, and blue/green. Again, the colour choices are very reminiscent of current running shoe colourways with their rather loud combinations. These are certainly not shoes that could be called “subtle”.

Uses
Vibram advertises this model as their medium distance running shoe. They have a bit more cushioning than VFF’s original models (like the KSO or the Classic), in the hopes of allowing runners to run farther with less foot discomfort. I don’t really agree with this philosophy as I think a natural runner should have enough foot strength to run whatever distance they want with minimal shoe cushioning (I realize I’m likely in the minority with this opinion). However, if you want to add some rough terrain that you might want a little extra padding underfoot, I can see how these might be a good option. Although, they don’t have much in the way of traction for good grip on said rough terrain.

Although advertised for medium distance running, if this model fits you well, I think they are a nice option for walking or casual wear as well, if you don’t mind the loud colourways. They don’t have the best ground feel of the VFF models but it is more than adequate for a minimalist shoe due to their great flexibility.

Value
At $120.00 USD, they are priced on the high side of VFFs and the mid-range for running shoes. If they fit you exceptionally well and you’re looking for a running shoe for a season or two with moderate to heavy wear, this is a reasonable price to pay for a minimalist running shoe.

Summary
The Bikila EVO is advertised as a medium distance running shoe. For this purpose, Vibram has added a little extra cushioning underfoot than their more minimal models. Despite their 8.5 mm stack height, they have decent ground feel due to their excellent flexibility. Although I think runners should have enough foot strength in their feet to run any distance they like with very little cushioning, I can understand how some runners might prefer a zero drop with a slightly padded ride for longer runs or those runs on slightly rougher than all road terrains. I do think that a running shoe should be breathable and this model is sadly not.

They have a very snug fit so, at least for my feet, socks are out of the question. If you have a VFF-shaped foot and you prefer to go sockless with a snug fitting shoe, this model may be a good option for you for walking, running, or casual wear.

For more information or to order the Bikila EVO, you can check out the VFF website at: http://www.vibramfivefingers.com.

Two Recently Discovered Resource Websites

Last week, I had a wonderful tea date with a reader who lives in Calgary. Natasha is new to minimal shoes so I brought my collection for her to try some on. It was wonderful watching her excitement and enthusiasm. We shared stories, experiences, and resources. It was great fun and informative for both of us.

Natasha shared with me a website that she enjoys and, after reading quite a few posts myself, I thought I’d share it on the blog for others to enjoy as well:

Katy Bowman writes a blog called Katy Says with the tag line “Alignment Matters!”. She is a biomechanist focused on educating and helping people correct mechanical causes of pelvic floor disorder, bone regeneration, and foot disease. She is a proponent of healthy and strong feet as well as proper body alignment.

Some of my favourite articles of hers include:

She has categories for Feet-N-Footwear and Natural Movement that I particularly liked. She has also published two books and created two videos, which you can find further info about here.

While perusing her blog, I found a link to another helpful blog. Dr. Nick’s Running Blog is written by Dr. Nick Campitelli, a podiatrist with a special interest in helping runners with injuries. I spent a considerable amount of time reading his blog posts on specific running injuries and like that he has categories for plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and knee pain.

Some of the posts I liked include:

Dr. Nick also writes minimalist running shoe reviews as well as a guide to transitioning to running in a minimalist shoe.

Thank you again, Natasha, for a wonderful day and introducing me to some great new blogs.