FBG 5-Year Birthday Thursday Giveaway: A Pair of Brooks Running Shoes!

Chose your own adventure, by choosing your Pure Project shoe!

Remember those cool Choose Your Own Adventure books? We do, and we were obsessed with them. Which is why we're so excited about today's Five-Year Birthday Week giveaway courtesy of the amazing Brooks Running---it's kind of like those books! We give you a few parameters, you make a decision and then …
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Reader Finds Pain-Free Running Success By Changing Her Approach

Going with a more barefoot shoe and gait helped this reader's running woes! Credit: GrejGuide.dk

We get so many inspiring emails from readers, and today we’re sharing another reader success story with you! Read on for Shannon's super-cool experience from injured to running rockstar. Loving your healthy lifestyle, too? Feel free to share your story here! I am Shannon, the girl who wrote in …
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Merrell, Welcome to the Running and Working Out Scene

Go minimal with the

We've long loved the company Merrell. But, it's been more for casual footwear or outdoorsy type apparel. Not really running or gym-type stuff. But, oh, how that has changed. Merrell recently sent us a pair of its new barefoot running shoes along with some new apparel. And da-hang. Merrell, you got …
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We Go “Natural” Running in Three Pairs of Adidas…


What does "natural" running mean? Well, best as we can tell, it's running as close to barefoot as possible without actually going barefoot. And if you've ever been on FBG before, you know it's a big ol' trend. There are so, so, so many minimalist shoes coming out. Scratch that. Most major brands are …
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Pure and True: Our Review of Brooks Running’s Pure Project Line


After meeting with the Brooks Running people in New York, one of the things I was most excited to try (which is, like, a lot because I left there uber pumped) was their Pure Project line of shoes. From what I learned, although the company isn't ready to buy totally into the barefoot running trend …
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Review: Vibram FiveFingers Bikila and Jaya Shoes


We all know not to bring up topics like religion and politics in polite company; topics like those tend to get pretty heated—and fast. But among runners, the barefoot-running debate has passionate people on either side. Vibram FiveFingers has been one of the leaders of the natural-running movement, …
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Walk This Way: Trying Casual Barefoot Shoes From Jambu and Merrell


Barefoot running is all the rage it seems. So much so that the idea of doing anything barefoot is going gangbusters with demand—including stuff like walking the dog and going grocery shopping. To try out this trend first-hand (we do the work so you don't have to!), we recently checked out two casual …
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Going Barefoot Running and Training With the Adidas adipure Trainer

barefoot running

I love being barefoot. In fact, even in the winter, I'll refuse to wear shoes and socks (unless it's really cold; then I happily don fuzzy animal slippers and funny socks). And I've been known to take the trash out to the curb while barefoot in sub-freezing temperatures. I just like the feet to be …
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