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Minimalist vs. Traditional
Running Shoes

by Curtis Jensen

Manufacturers of traditional, motion-control shoes claim stabilization and cushioning technologies solve contemporary running problems such as asphalt and overpronation. Minimalist-shoe manufacturers and barefoot proponents claim the same problems can be better solved by putting less shoe between the runner and the ground, facilitating a more natural stride. Most runners find a solution somewhere in between.
Which is right for you?