Minimalist, Chainmail Shoes

PaleoBarefoots® ANTERRA

PSFK spotted this pretty amazing looking minimalist running shoes called PaleoBarefoots and I have to say I’m very curious about what they are like.

A quick googling and I can see they are quite expensive, though on second thought given the materials, you probably don’t need to worry about replacing them anytime soon, so perhaps it’s more of an investment.

The trail running I’ve been doing has been via New Balance MB010 which I love.  They’ve got a 4mm drop which I thought would be a good intro to minimal running and so far that’s been accurate.  They also have a waterproof upper which has been great on the trail and recently in the snow as well keeping me both warm and dry.  I’ll probably switch it up when the weather gets warmer to something more breathable.

New Balance M010

Trail Running


I’m hooked.  I don’t run much during the week unless I’m traveling – at least typically – but I am hooked on the trail. I did a local race back in October at Muscoot Farm and soon after was introduced to a local group which meets up every sunday. It’s well organized, mellow and super fun. I’ve adapted my schedule to make sure I can run this when in town and so far I’ve made quite a few. Definitely a weekly highlight!

About Strava

Cycling Tips has a great interview with Michael Horvath, the CEO and Founder of Strava.  If you’ve been around me at all you know I love Strava and use it passionately to track and share my rides as well as my (less frequent) runs.

Strava very smartly filled the hole left by Nike+ for cycling though took it up a notch as well given the upper end athletic focus.  The somewhat recent addition of running makes it ideal for the multi-sport athlete and the social features and data viz make it habit forming.   Just about everyone I ride with uses it and speaks Strava as well.  I recommend the interview and of course the service as well.