The Latest in Running Gear: Toe Shoes

PGX checks out the hot new trend for runners: running barefoot!

Runner or not, you’ll be intrigued: the latest running gear for those who enjoy almost barefoot running!

The no-shoes fitness trend is seems to be the “in” thing for runners. It’s a running style that’s grown in popularity thanks to evidence that it can reduce injuries and strengthen your feet. I know what you’re thinking: “Reduce injuries? If I run barefoot, I’ll probably cut my feet!” Good point. That’s exactly what I thought and that’s exactly what certain running shoe companies were thinking when they created the “minimalist” running shoe.

Hardcore “barefooters” will turn their noses up at the latest running gear trend: toe shoes. Remember those crazy toe socks where each toe had it’s own little sleeve? Well now you can get yourself some toe shoes! These shoes are the absolute bare minimum and act as more of a protective sleeve for your foot.Their essential feature is a tactile and flat bottom, lacking the elevated heel cushion typically found on running shoes. Now, people who like the idea of running barefoot but aren’t too keen on cutting their soles on a rock can wear these toe shoes!

Curious to know more or want a pair of these practically barefoot running shoes?  L.A. Times writer, Roy Wallack has got the details on the toe shoes out there.

Happy running everyone!

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Try something new for dinner tonight!

Here?s a new idea to impress your family or dinner guests tonight.  Try my delicious Pork Tenderloin with Ziti from my book The Vice Busting Diet.The long list of ingredients may look complicated, but it?s very simple to make! Pork Tenderloin with Ziti (Serves two)

  • 8 ounces pork tenderloin
  • ? cup fat-free Italian dressing
  • ? cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • ? cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • ? cup chopped scallions
  • ? cup roasted red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • 10 ounces cooked ziti

Marinate the pork in the dressing for 30 minutes. Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, dill, scallions, peppers, mustard, and relish, and mix gently with the pasta. Slice the pork into medallions and charbroil until done to taste. Serve with the cooked ziti. Serve hot.

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