For a while now I’ve been wanting to own and tryout a pair of minimalistic shoes. I first heard of these type of shoes through a man named Eric Cressey. This guy has his own training facility where he trains elite athletes including baseball players at Cressey Sports Performance. I’ve also seen some of his videos on youtube about body mobility. I spent some time on ebay looking around for some deals, indeed I found one. I bought myself a pair of New Balance MX20v3 Minimus Cross Training Shoes.
The point of wearing minimalistic shoes is that it gives your foot closer contact to the ground resembling being barefooted, which increases ankle mobility and reduces ankle and knee problems in the future. The shoe is lightweight which is great for using in workouts where you want to put more force on the ground such as deadlifts, squats, etc.. Here is Eric Cressey on the MX20v3
A word of caution ….
You should gradually integrate these shoes into your workout or other areas of your life. This will give your feet time to ajust to the minimalistic style of the shoe.
As of now there is a new line of minimalist shoes by New Balance. The MX20v4 is currently their go to shoe for minimalistic training. I will start using mine in work when working outdoors and in the gym when working out, gradually increasing the time wearing the shoe.
Anyways feel free to comment if you have had any experiences with these types of shoes.