Why Every Runner Should Wear a Minimal Shoe… sometimes

Xero Shoes’ partner, renowned running coach and author Eric Orton, coaches elite and age group athletes, including runners for distances from 1500m to 240 miles, Ironman triathletes, cyclists, and more.

In his latest article for Marathon Handbook, Eric shares why runners should wear a minimal shoe… sometimes. Eric’s top reasons:

  • Minimal shoes give your body instant feedback on running form and can improve efficiency
  • Use minimal shoes as a tool to build strength and stability
  • Minimal shoes not only feel lighter, but less cushioning between your feet and the ground helps you to lock in your natural running
  • Unlock the mechanics of forefoot and midfoot strikes, which contribute to improved efficiency and biomechanics

Watch the video below, and read Eric’s full article here.