Will my feet explode if I wear my old sneakers to run?
July 11, 2012 3:18 PM Subscribe
What's the difference between minimalist running shoes and slim sneakers?
posted by specialagentwebb to health & fitness (8 answers total)
I want to start running this week. Minimalist/barefoot running seems to be the way to go, because when I've run in the past it was hard on my heels and knees, and because I've seen so many minimalist converts. But I'm not sure that I want to drop a hundred dollars into an activity that I may not stick with. What I do have is a pair of very cheap but very comfortable Champion sneakers (pretty much exactly like these
Assume that I'll be working on my form first with 100ups. If I wear these to run for a few weeks until I decide to commit/save up the money for real minimalist shoes, am I going to completely wreck my feet/legs? What are the actual physical differences that make minimalist shoes "minimalist" instead of just "lightweight"?