Getting Back to Natural

So I’m still working on my homemade stove post. I broke my nose last week so it is taking me much longer to get it done than I anticipated, but there is something I just couldn’t wait to share. If you are researching and learning about the wonderful benefits of minimalist footwear I have discovered a really exciting company that has been making running shoes for decades, Saucony (pronounced sow-co-nee).  They have some really great minimalist every day shoes in their original collection as well as some great minimalist running shoes in their performance line.  They have just introduced a new running shoe called the Hattori.  From the description and pictures, it looks like as close as you can get to a Vibram Five Finger as you can get without having “fingers” for a toebox.  I’ve gotten my hands on several pairs of the original line and if their performance shoes are as good a quality and true to the minimalist standards as the ones I’ve gotten to try, then I’m really looking forward to trying this shoe out.  Also if you’re curious about going minimalist with your footwear check out The Minimalist Runner.  They’ve got great information on everything from road shoes to trail shoes, even casual styles all geared toward going minimalist!

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About Joslyn

My name is Joslyn and I primarily hike with my husband Richard. We live in Northern Arizona with our dog, Jäger and love camping and hiking. We are continuing our adventure in backpacking inn this our second year and as always, striving towards going Ultra Light.

Posted on 01/06/2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I need to check these out. Thanks.

  2. Those are interesting. I haven’t seen these yet. Thanks for sharing. I wouldn’t mind trying out some type of “barefoot shoe” but keep spending money on other things… 🙂 I will keep these in mind.

  3. I had never heard of the brand before when I ran into then looking for clearance minimalist shoes at a discount shoe store. I like the idea that they are minimalist without having something between my toes. Just bought my first pair of everyday shoes the other week and so far so good!

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