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Matt Hart April 09, 2012 TWEET COMMENTS 1

Youth and Minimalist Shoes

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I am a high-school cross-country and track coach, and usually recommend ...

 

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I am a high-school cross-country and track coach, and usually recommend that my runners purchase a solid pair of trainers for practice and cross-country spikes for meets. But some are asking if it’s OK to use a minimalist trainer. Should I direct them that way, or are they young enough that it may have a negative impact on their feet and/or training?

—Chad Wooderson, Blue Springs, MO



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