Shoes

I'm currently a fan of the "minimalist" movement---the "less is more" or "simpler is better" philosophy. One of the areas in which I've applied minimalism is in my footwear. I have a couple pairs of minimal shoes---some trail runners and some casual/dress shoes---that I enjoy wearing because I love the feel of the ground beneath my [...]

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Looking for some new tactical gear for the next time evildoers have you in their clutches? First of all, you're hanging around with the wrong crowd if this happens to you a lot. But I digress. Check out these shoelaces from ITS Tactical. Who cares about shoelaces you say. You do, when they are made [...]

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It's hot and humid right now here in Southern Indiana where I'm located, but before we know it, the snow will be flying and we'll be wishing it was summer again. Cold weather makes me miserable because my internal thermostat is defective. Heck, I'm wearing a sweater right now and it's going to be over [...]

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I spend a lot of time walking around on certain days, which causes me back and feet discomfort. I recently got the chance to review ExoSOLS, which are custom orthotics you can order via your smartphone.  They seemed like an interesting idea since you just take photos of your feet then order via the SOLS app. [...]

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Can you remember what it felt like to run through the yard with no shoes and socks on your feet when you were a little kid? I thought I was the fastest runner in the world when I ran barefoot. Yeah, I wasn't... But feeling the cool grass between my toes made me feel different. [...]

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You've put in a full day of snowboarding or an extra long running session, and your footwear is quite damp. Instead of waiting perhaps days for the insides of your boots or shoes to dry, slip in a pair of DRYSUREs and your footwear will be dry by the next morning. Patent-pending DRYSUREs consist of an [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear

I've recently began running in a hope to have a slightly less round belly. I've come to find that footwear is an important component of running. Good running shoes can help prevent you from experiencing pain or injury. Like anything else in life, quality running shoes are only good for a certain period of time [...]

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I have incredible difficulty finding comfortable exercise footwear because I have flat feet. Most of the time I find myself exercising without shoes at all. This may no longer be a problem for people like me with the advent of the Futurecraft 3D, which is a 3-D printed, customized midsole for running shoes. Adidas, in [...]

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Biking and running are two of the most popular fitness activities around. Now most folks do their outdoor activities during regular daylight hours, but if you are like me and live in the desert, that 4pm walk ain't happening in the summer. Although I have no issues with walking late at night or early in [...]

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I am fascinated with tattoo art and love to watch shows on TV like Ink Master. I have 5 tattoos of my own that I call my battle tattoos. No, one of them isn't a sugar skull, a rose or a Japanese Koi fish, they are actually 5 little black dots on my chest that mark [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I spend a great deal of time on my feet walking around.  And a great deal of that time is spent outdoors, rain or shine, hot or cold.  About a year ago while I was walking around in the freezing cold and unable to feel my toes, I had a dream.  I dreamed that one [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Reviews

We're all in a hurry these days and like to find ways to cut down on time spent doing things that aren't important to us versus tasks that are important and fun. One way to save a little time each day is to add a pair of Zubits to your favorite shoes. Zubits is a [...]

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For those who wear boots regularly, lacing and unlacing them can be a drag.  Properly laced boots can have a big impact your performance while wearing them, but sometimes you may need to lace them quickly. I stumbled upon TacLace (see what I did there?) when I was researching boots to wear during a GORUCK [...]

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The PURSE N' BOOTS - EUROPEAN knee-high boots from Elizabeth Anne shoes are made of luxurious cowhide, and although they are made in a riding boot style, you can wear them for most any activity.  They are available in brown or black, in sizes from 5-12, and in slim, regular, and wide calf widths.  What sets [...]

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The Mudfighter-series is a collection of tools that have been designed to help you remove mud and rocks from the soles / treads of your shoes. They are perfect for cross country runners, hikers, and even people that have dogs ;) I could have used one of these tools several years ago when I had [...]

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