FUN RUNs has been an “IN” thing lately. It has for me. It is actually a good activity not just for pro runners but also for businessmen , clubs and organizations, fund-raisers, charity for a cause , local government and big companies promoting products. Aside for health and getting fit reasons, Runs and Races can be of multiple purpose. For pro runners, it could be a training, a passion, or an assessment to beat their own pace , or beat a competition. For “fun runners” (which i belong) can just be a simple thing to unwind, to release stress , an activity to get pictures (to post on Facebook ha! ha!) or simply a way to get fit( seriously?…okay.. considered.!).
Whatever the reason to run every runner has , the results are always for the good. When we say run to race, it means competition. Not just for the runners as to who gets to the finish line first but the also for the “thing” that takes the runner to bring home the gold.- – - Yepper! it’s the RUNNING SHOES.
Now here is the thing, How can running shoes take the runner to the finish line when science and research has shown and are promoting barefoot running simply for medical and health reasons? We all want to get fit right?
As I get hooked up with running on “fun runs” , it also got me interested with running. I started reading articles and blogs about it. I look for tips on how to take care of muscle pain and sore feet after runs. I read tips on how to train and prepare for an upcoming long distance run and of course it also got me interested the “fashion” with running. For me , it is more motivating than beating my current pace to advance my level. Fashion with running involves running pants, the proper runner’s bra to use, the new release trainer’s shirt , pedometers , gadgets , and of course SHOES.
I have been using Vibram Five Fingers for a couple of months now. For somebody that is not really an athlete nor a runner, VFFs are expensive! I almost would have fever chills after the realization of the purchase has sink in but then as I started to put it on, I also start loving it. I walk all the time , and I love walking. I have been continuously using my VFF Treksports for the first 2 weeks straight after its purchase. The very first time I switched back to my regular flats anf flip flops, I got blisters on my sole and the tips of my toes. Well , I guess I’m really loving it. I am planning to get my second pair anytime soon and I am checking the internet for any possible VFF model that I would get. As I was surfing and browsing I found this:
( from http://www.gizmodo.com)
Not looking at the photo’s caption, I am asking myself, “Are those from Vibram Five Fingers too?”, checking further I learned that it is not Vibram Five Fingers. It is actually………. Yepper! ADIDAS ADIPURE Trainers Barefoot minimalist shoes!
If there is really a demand to create a barefoot minimalist shoes , do they have to create it with TOES? Reading most of the articles, I somehow understand why Five Fingers got their product name , it is because their shoes have this FIVE toes making it a barefoot shoe having Vibram as the sole.
Well I guess this is what we called COMPETITION… and it makes this world go round!