Thursday, July 24, 2008
A new type of Running Shoe: Glide’n Lock
I see a new and unusual type of running shoe is being marketed. It is called the Glide’n Lock Running System. I couldn't find much information on them except through their website.
At first glance it sounds like the shoe is supposed to cushion your foot's impact through the "elements" on the bottom of the shoe. It looks like them may move horizontally on impact and then when the "elements" compress they lock in so that you can get a push-off. You may even hear the elements click as they lock in according to the website.
It looks like they would be very interesting to try. I always wonder if a shoe like this would help equalize the forces on my left foot as it strikes the ground so that it doesn't twist and roll. The Newton Running Shoe was supposed to do something like that but it certainly didn't work for me. The Newtons were expensive enough for a running shoe, but the Glide'n Lock retails for $199.00. I wonder if they would take my barely used Newtons as a trade in.