If I had a nickel for each time someone asked me about the best shoes for training, I’d be a rich man. For some reason, I’m the guy that everyone asks about training shoes. Yet, whenever I receive a shoe question, I assume that whoever is asking hasn’t seen my old Converse Chuck Taylors. They’re probably older than some of the people reading this blog. If anyone ever saw them up close, I’d never receive another shoe question again.
Unfortunately, shoe questions have been flying into my inbox faster than a toupee on a windy day. I only have myself to blame though as I recently posted a jump rope video without shoes. In the short time since, I’ve received one shoe question after another. With that in mind, I’ll use this entry to share my opinion about barefoot training and the best training shoes.