I am a big fan of training in minimalist footwear for increased foot and leg strength, and increased proprioception and stability. I am also a fan of training barefoot, although it is not always practical if you are training outdoors.
What are regular training shoes?
Usually when you purchase shoes for running or exercising in, the salesperson will tell you about the cushioning and added motion control in shoes which will theoretically cushion your impact and stop your ankles rolling around. It is very comfortable walking around in shoes that feel like cushions but not practical for training. [Read more...]