Merrell recently launched their new M-Connect Series, an entire collection of footwear that takes the traditional Merrell Barefoot concept and expands it through a complete selection of shoes for running, training, and even hiking. Over the past couple of months, one of my male testers and I have been wearing a sampling of shoes that span the whole collection for all of our outdoor activities.
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Today's review is brought to you by Jason Renda, gear review ninja. He has reviewed dozens of outdoor recreation products and is the Head Gear Geek at OutdoorInformer. When not at work, he can be found bushwhacking through Western Pennsylvania.
Early in the year, I hit a milestone birthday – four oh. And
with it came a renewed interest in understanding the importance of anaerobic
exercise in slowing down the aging process. Human growth hormone (HGH) production is increased with
high intensity exercise.
If you are going to practice barefoot running style, why do you need a full running shoe, even if it is minimalist? The new Freeheel Running Pads do away with the traditional running shoe concept, protecting only the ball of your foot as you pound out miles on the trail.
Founded in 2008, Portland based Skora Running has stripped away the technology traditionally required in running shoes, recognizing the inherent efficiency already built into your foot. True to the barefoot or minimalist running shoe style, Skora footwear is designed to take advantage of, instead of correct, your body's natural running movement.
Last summer, Merrell announced their partnership with Vibram to produce a line of barefoot shoes. I was recently sent a pair of the women's Pace Gloves to test out. Offering just enough protection for your feet, these shoes provide a great barefoot experience whether running on the trails or just walking the streets.