Don’t wear running shoes?  YES.  Stop wearing them.  Especially in the gym, but for running too.  Yes, I am saying do not even run in running shoes.

The disadvantages to running shoes are so bad, I’ve often considered banning them inside CrossFit Wilmington.  That day may still be coming.
Running shoes create instability, primarily laterally, in the ankles.  Sports that involve running as an integral component don’t use running shoes due to that fact.  Football, Rugby, and Soccer all require quite a bit of running but none utilize running shoes. Running is the only activity that is so linear that running shoes are usable.  Worse still, they’re causing (or at least not preventing, as per which study you read) injury to the runners that trust in their manufacturers’ claims.
Read entire article here.


Candace and her sister Miriam front squat in yesterday’s workout. Thanks for visiting Miriam!

CrossFit
5 rounds for time…
5 Hang Clean (135lbs/95lbs)
5 Deadhang Pull Ups
30 sec rest

Rest 5 minutes

5 Rounds for time…
5 Push Press (135lbs/95lbs)
30 DoubleUnders
30 sec rest

Olympic Weightlifting
Snatch – work up to a heavy double
3 Clean +1 Jerk  x 5
Snatch Grip High Pull 3r x 5
Snatch Grip Deadlift 3r x 5

10 thoughts on “Stop Wearing Running Shoes (Revisited)

  1. Rachel Kay says:

    Miriam!!! I had no idea you were in town. Glad you made it into the gym, you look great girl!

  2. Albert Steed says:

    Fresh Market is going to start stocking Grass Fed beef. They are putting it out tomorrow and will have a sale for the first few days at 7.99 a pound for Strip and Ribeye. I don’t know much more than that but, the guy at the meat counter told me tonight. 🙂

  3. Abs says:

    Candace!!!! You are looking strong my lady!!! Gald you made it a family affair! I’ll get up there soon…possibly tomorrow night!!!

  4. No GOOD says:

    Great POST. I say this all the time while I am training. Check out MOBILITY WOD, K Star put up a video yesterday about FLAT SHOES, it is 2 min and will explains about the weight of the shoe and how it transfers to the weight you body moves. Also check out the book The Prima Blue Print, there is a chapter about BEARFOOT LIVING in it. There is enough info to help you out. I bought 2 pairs of Chucks at payless 2 years ago for $60. I wear them everyday. Funny how the OLD SCHOOL technology out last other shoes but is actually better for you.

  5. Albert Steed says:

    Yo – Reminder that we are meeting up at Oceanic Pier tomorrow (6/6 at 6:15PM) to do a beach workout. It is going to be in honor of Sara’s birthday so it has a nice 22 ring that she put together. See anyone there that wants to come play in the sand.

  6. Albert Steed says:

    @Peiwen, The book of faces set the wrong timezone. I updated the location so the invite now shows 6:15 ET. 🙂 Thanks for pointing that out.

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