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Review of the Kuba Kickz
I originally noticed the Kuba Kickz product when I was browsing around Amazon last December looking for a gift for my Tae Kwon Do instructor. I always try to find something different, as he has everything you could ever imagine. The Kuba Kickz product was intriguing so I purchased one for him.
Belleville TR 102 Mini-Mil Review
As a fan of barefoot shoes (which some people call minimalist footwear), I’m always on the lookout for new footwear. I’ve been looking for proper minimalist boots for years. While Vibram made a pair for a while, they had the standard FiveFingers “toes,” which made them a bit inappropriate for work. Vivo makes some, but I’ve never found a paid in a store. The pairs of Vivo shoes I’ve tried on seemed of questionable quality, so I wasn’t shelling out $175 for boots I hadn’t tried. Then I found a blog post about the Belleville TR 102 boots.
Spyridon LS – Tread is Wonderful
I’ve had my Vibram FiveFingers KSOs for a few years now and they’ve served me well. I work out barefoot for the most part so they see little action these days. They served me for any running activity where I didn’t want to be barefoot. I thought they did, anyway, until I tried running around my gym’s dirt track in the rain. The next day I went and purchased a pair of Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon LS.
Minimalist Shoes / Barefoot Shoes Review
Following is my comparison and review of three pairs of minimalist shoes / barefoot shoes – the Vibram FiveFingers KSO, New Balance Minimus MT10 and the Zem Ninja Split Toe Lo. If you’re considering purchasing these, or any minimalist footwear, I’d urge you to read on.
Clothing is the First EDC (Every Day Carry)
One of the acronyms popular in the preparedness community is EDC, which stands for every day carry. These are the items that a person would have on them at all times. Most define “carry” as actually on their person – not in a vehicle or nearby, but on a belt or in a pocket. I believe that the most important part of EDC isn’t what extra pieces you stuff in your pockets, but the clothing itself. After all, you might leave your house without your wallet or keys, but you’re going to have clothes on!
Minimalist Running / Barefoot Running Shoes Rock!
I remember how, just a few short years ago, my knees were in really bad shape. Some days I had trouble walking and the pain compromised a good deal of my life. Everything from hiking to gym workouts was less pleasant than it had been years before. I figured I was doomed to a life with knee pain. Then I read an article in Men’s Health about barefoot running.
I Love CrossFit
I’ve always been a gym person. Sure, I’ve taken breaks from time to time over the years, but I’ve always gone back. Strength and cardio training has always been something that I mostly enjoyed, but it was secondary to sports – including martial arts. All of that changed when I first discovered CrossFit.