Barefoot Running News: Actress Heels, New Face of Adidas adiPure and Runner’s Night

Hello everyone! 2012 seems like a pretty exciting year for barefoot and minimalist runners – from stars that don barefoot shoes in ceremonies after parties to NHL stars trading in their trainers for new “more natural” feeling shoes. We bring you only the latest news! Enjoy!

Shailene Woodley Ditches Her Uncomfortable Footwear

One of the most awaited happenings in Tinsel town are award shows and their after parties. There is just no preventing the excitement and the buzz created by ball gowns and slinky dresses not to mention, the Louboutins, Jimmy Choos and Manolos that complete every glamorous look.

Imagine the surprise everyone had when up and coming star Shailene Woodley of the series “The Descendants” ditched her heels and wore sock-like sneakers that greatly resembled Vibrams to the after party! A lot called it “a pleasant surprise!” Read more here!

NHL Star Mike Cammalleri is the New Face of Adidas Adipure Trainers

Recently traded Calgary Flame NHL star Mike Cammalleri was not an advocate of minimalist shoes. However, when he tried the new Adidas Adipure Trainers, he said that the barely-there shoes gave him a “powerful and primitive” feeling. He now uses the shoes regularly for his training and strongly believes it can make him stronger.

Mark Verstegen, a trainer for some of the world’s top athletes helped designed the shoes. He says that it offers a sock-like environment, which is essential for great mobility to turn on all the muscles and joints in the legs. Check out the full story!

Runners Run During the Winter While Coping with the Cold

“Runner’s Night” is now a popular trend in most cities after being inspired by McDougall’s running barefoot book “Born to Run.” These running enthusiasts brave the Michigan winter and converge for a fun and energetic get together.

They also give out tips for those who are planning to run even in winter with their barefoot shoes. Read more here!