Globe & Mail Article: Can I take long-distance walks in minimalist running shoes?

Can I take long-distance walks in minimalist running shoes? THE QUESTION: I walk long distances regularly. I am thinking of starting to walk in a minimalist running shoe. Any advice?

THE ANSWER: Transition slowly. Start by walking around the block. Increase the time you spend in your new shoes gradually. In traditional running shoes, your feet are held fairly rigid. This is not the case in minimalist shoes, which are more lightweight and have less arch support. To prepare for this, I suggest foot exercises that promote strength and dexterity. Read More

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