Shoe Review – Altra Superior 4.5 Trail Running Shoe

Reading Time: 7 minutes We are back with another shoe review from Altra. After my less than ecstatic review of the Altra Lone Peak All-WTHR boot I was less than enthusiastic to purchase a new trail running shoe from Altra. Altra have long been my go-to shoe for long distance running and rocky trails as they hit many ofContinue reading “Shoe Review – Altra Superior 4.5 Trail Running Shoe”

Minimalist Shoe Review – VivoBarefoot Primus Trail II FG

Reading Time: 7 minutes My interest in ancestral health began in earnest when I was a wilderness skills and primitive technologies instructor. This went way beyond survival. We studied traditional knowledge from both indigenous peoples and experimental archaeology to try and piece together an idea of how our ancestors not just survived, but thrived in the lands we liveContinue reading “Minimalist Shoe Review – VivoBarefoot Primus Trail II FG”

Shoe Review – Altra Lone Peak ALL-WTHR Running Trail Boot

Reading Time: 7 minutes We’ve talked before about our approach to foot and ankle health with regards to footwear. See our guide to barefoot shoes here for more info on the criteria we look for in a shoe, as well as some budget shoes that you can try without breaking the bank. As I have mentioned previously I alwaysContinue reading “Shoe Review – Altra Lone Peak ALL-WTHR Running Trail Boot”

Shoe Review – XeroShoes DIY Huaraches Sandals

Reading Time: 6 minutes With summer seemingly here in Ireland, it’s time to break out the old sandals. Sandals are the perfect footwear at this time of year in Ireland; firstly to let our tootsies enjoy the whole 2 weeks of summer we get, and secondly for wading through the ample puddles and burst rivers that occur for theContinue reading “Shoe Review – XeroShoes DIY Huaraches Sandals”

Shoe Review – Altra King MT 1.5 – Zero Drop, Foot Shaped Trail Running Shoe

Reading Time: 8 minutes In a previous post, I discussed the merits of minimalist/barefoot shoes and reviewed a couple of budget shoes to get people started. I also cautioned against literally running before you can walk with regards to minimalist footwear. I strongly feel that most people would benefit in some way from including more actual barefootedness, or atContinue reading “Shoe Review – Altra King MT 1.5 – Zero Drop, Foot Shaped Trail Running Shoe”

Budget ‘Barefoot’ Shoe Reviews

Reading Time: 11 minutes Like many other people, I was often barefoot as a kid. I have many memories of running through the forest, stopping to occasionally pull a holly leaf out of my skin; to feel the soft, cool mud squelch up between my toes; the roughness of tree bark as I clung ape-like in my favourite willow.Continue reading “Budget ‘Barefoot’ Shoe Reviews”