An article in the July 2014 issue of Texas Runner and Triathlete Magazine entitled “Evolution of Minimalist Shoes: Are They Going the way of the Dodo Bird?” indicates that recent court cases and a steep drop-off in the sales of five-toed “barefoot” running shoes may spell the end of the breed. But minimalist shoes continue in other forms.
Does this mean the end of minimalists shoes, or is it just the end of a natural evolutionary process and the beginning of another phase in the market’s growth?
We’d like to hear from you! What drives your preferences and as both runners and wellness business leaders, where do you see the market for specialized running shoes in the next few years? If you could put your inventor’s cap on, what would the “perfect running shoe” have and not have? Use the comment field below.
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