Maximalist Running Shoes

Maximalist running shoes are the antithesis of the fad there was with minimalist running shoes. Maximalist running shoes have lots of padding and other design features added.

Most Useful Resources:
The maximalist Brooks Transcend Running Shoe (Podiatry Arena)
Maximalist Running Shoes (PodiaPaedia)
Maximalist Running Shoes (Foot Health Forum)
‘Maximalist’ Running …. the new black? (Friday Fitness)
The next maximalist running shoe trend (Foot Health Friday)

Minimalist Running Shoes

Minimalist Running Shoes are shoe that have minimal or no design features. They are almost close to running barefoot.

Most Useful Resources:
Transitioning to Minimalist Running Shoes (Podiatry Arena)
Minimalist Running Shoes (PodiaPaedia)
Minimalist Running Shoes (Foot Health Forum)
Minimalist Running (Podiatry TV)
Critique of ‘are you ready for minimalism’ preparation tests (Running Research)
Minimalist Running Shoes (Podiatry Books)
Minimalist Running Shoes (Shop)

Hoka One One Running Shoes

The Hoka One One running shoes created the maximalist running shoe category. They are the antithesis of the barefoot running and minimalist shoe trend.

Most Useful Resources:
Hoka Running Shoes (Foot Health Forum)
Super padded running shoes (Foot Health Friday)
Hoka One One (The Best Running Shoe)
Hoka One One (iPodiatry)
Hoka One One (Podiatry TV)
Hoka One One (Podiapaedia)
Hoka Ones (Podiatry Arena)

Chi Running

Chi running is a particular approach to the running technique that claims is more economical and has less injuries. The evidence says otherwise.

Most Useful Resources:
Chi Running (Foot Health Forum)
Chi Running App (Podiatry App)
Forefoot Pain in Chi Running ? (Podiatry Experts)
Chi Running (Podiatry TV)
Chi Running (Clinical Biomechanics)
Chi Running (PodiaPaedia)
Chi Running (Podiatry Arena)
I did a Chi Running course! (Running Research)

Anterior Compartment Syndrome

Anterior Compartment Syndrome occurs during sport when the muscle size expands from the activity and the tightness of the fascial sheath around the muscles prevents the muscle expanding resulting in pain.

Most Useful Resources:
Anterior Compartment Syndrome (PodiaPaedia)
Effects of forefoot running on chronic exertional compartment syndrome (Podiatry Arena)
Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (Podiatry Arena)
Should we transition all anterior compartment syndromes to forefoot striking? (Running Research Junkie)
Compartment Syndrome of the Anterior Leg in Runners (Runners Space)
Compartment Syndrome (Foot Health Forum)

Arthur Lydiard

Arthur Lydiard who was a well known running coach, coaching athlete to many world records and Olympic gold medals. He was the originator of the 100 miles a week training regime.

Most Useful Resources:
Arthur Lydiard (Running Heroes)
Arthur Lydiard (PodiaPaedia)

Abebe Bikila – the Barefoot Marathoner

Abebe Bikila won the 1960 Rome Olympic marathon running barefoot. He is often held up as a poster boy by the barefoot running community. He went on to win the 1964 Toyko Olympic marathon in world record time, this time wearing shoes.

Most Useful Resources:
Abebe Bikila (Podiatry FAQ’s)
Abebe Bikila (Running Hero’s)
10 September 1960 (Today in History)
Abebe Bikila as a poster boy (Podiatry Ninja)