New Favorite Shoes

For Running, the Brooks Pure Connect is a great “entry level” minimalist running shoe.  It has a 4mm heel drop and still a decent amount of cushion.  They are super lightweight, and I’m very conscious of my running form when I wear them.  It took me wearing them several months to finally get up the nerve to try them, and my first few runs left me with some lower leg muscle soreness.  My most recent weeks, I have run in them 2 to 3x a week, 3 to 5 miles at a time, and I have had no ill effects or lasting soreness.  They are my new go-to’s.


For Training, all things resistance based  and standing on the training floor, I am falling in love with my new ALTRA’s…

They have a very wide toe-box which lets my toes spread out!!

The Before:  Doing a lunge or a balance exercise I’d be rocking on to the inside or the outside of my shoe sole…

The After:  Doing the same exercises I now feel like I have foot control…not just shoe control.  I can think of my teaching cues as a yoga instructor about pressing into the ball of the foot below the big toe and the pinky toe and actually FEEL myself doing it.  They are awesome!

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