I got my first pair of minimalist shoes! Now, let's hope they live up to all the hype.
Ever since I tore a tendon in my knee, I've been told to beware of my heel-striking tendencies when I run, as that may aggravate my injury. A chiropractor recommended minimalist shoes, saying it will help my posture when I'm working out, whether it be lifting, running, group exercise, etc.
So after MONTHS of research and non-stop reading about minimalist shoes, I finally decided, I best bite the bullet, and buy a pair.
So, I've done two workouts with them so far; a TRX suspension training class and an interval training class ... and they are incredibly comfortable!
I haven't run in them and yet. In fact, that was the main hesitation I had with buying minimalist shoes. I didn't want to put a dent in my running and knock back my mileage or times just because of a pair of shoes. Everyone says you need to start out easy in minimalist shoes and work your way back up on mileage.
However, now that I tore my tendon ... well, it's pretty much done that for me. So, as I work myself back into running, I figure what better time to try this whole minimalist shoes/barefoot running concept, than now?