Minimalist Running Shoes Top Trend at NYC Running Show

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New York—site of the annual ING New York City Marathon—boasts a large and colorful constituency of fervent running enthusiasts, from beginners to weekend warriors to professionals. And all were welcome at the first-ever JackRabbit Sports New York City Running Show, held in April at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea.

JackRabbit Sports is a running and triathlon company with three store locations in the Big Apple. At the Running Show, exhibitors' shoes and gear abounded, making the Show a fertile oasis for runners and triathletes.

The overriding theme this year was minimalist shoe running [learn more about minimalist shoe training here]. [If you're curious about minimalist/barefoot running, read STACK's take on one of the top brands in minimalist shoes.]

Here's a brief rundown of some of the latest running shoes. Check them out,  then hit up your local sporting goods store and try out a pair of new kicks for some STACK-inspired spring and summer training.

  • Saucony debuted their new Hattori minimalist running shoe
  • Brooks showed off their sustainable shoe, the Green Silence, and their new T7 Racer
  • Vibram offered their FiveFingers—a well-known minimalist running show—and Bikila, which offers a closed lace system
  • New Balance displayed their minimalist line of shoes, including NB Minimus Road and Minimus Trail
  • K-Swiss featured their hot new models, Blade-Light Race and Blade-Light Run
  • adidas showcased their Clima Cool Ride model [read a detailed report on the shoe]
  • Mizuno's collection included the Mizuno Wave Prophecy
  • Zoot Sports exhibited their line of shoes, geared for triathletes.

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