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Sockwa | G2 Review | Story of a Barefoot Runner: Sockwa G2 Minimalist Shoe Review

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As a barefoot/minimalist runner, I run over 85% of my miles barefoot. I am very particular about any “shoes” that I wear for a run. In extreme weather (hot or cold), I will run in huaraches. For very rugged trails or gravel levees I might wear Vibram KSOs. The Sockwa G2 offers something in-between.

G2 is the new and improved Amphibian, with larger toe box, and more minimal design. The 1.2 mm thick TPU Sole is sensitive to subtleties in temperature and texture changes on concrete, wood, grass, sand, sea-shells, gravel, etc. The G3 is the 2012 version of the G2.

Review by Terry Orsi on http://barefootterry.blogspot.com.

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Sockwa | G2 Review | Story of a Barefoot Runner: Sockwa G2 Minimalist Shoe Review

  1. 1. Share 0 More Next Blog»Story of a Barefoot RunnerMy FavoritesBorn to Ru… Ultramarat… CytoSport … Ultramarat… CytoSport … SUCCEED S… Christopher … Dean Karnaz… CytoSport Cy… Dean Karnaz… Cytosport SUCCEED S … $16.47 $10.17 $17.50 $11.51 $18.77 1 2 3 > PrivacyTuesday, November 15, 2011Sockwa G2 Minimalist Shoe ReviewThis article was originally published in the blog section ofwww.barefoot-running.us. Enjoy! Barefoot/Minimalist Miles 2012 Barefoot/Minimalist Miles 2011 Barefoot-VFF Mileage Log 2010As a barefoot/minimalist runner, I run over 85% of my miles barefoot. Iam very particular about any “shoes” that I wear for a run. In extremeweather (hot or cold), I will run in huaraches. For very rugged trails or Followers Nike Free Running Shoesgravel levees I might wear Vibram KSOs. The Sockwa G2 offers Amp Up Your Run. Shop Nike Freesomething in-between. Join this site Running Shoes at Finish Line Now! with Google Friend www.finishline.com ConnectWhen the Sockwa G2s arrived, my first thought was that they were Women Shoe Members (26) Morebasically water shoes. One of my co-workers that I train with runs in » Fast, Free Shipping & Returns, 365 Daywater shoes. Her shoes and the ones I examined in the local mega-store Returns on Women Shoe www.Zappos.com/Womens-Shoeshave fairly thick, inflexible soles. Water shoes are difficult to fold inhalf. The Sockwas can be rolled into a small tube. There is also a Barefoot Runningnoticeable weight difference. Run efficiently, faster recovery Learn More! www.newtonrunning.com Already a member? Sign About Me Blog Archive ► 2012 (20) ▼ 2011 (25) ► December (3) Terry Orsi Northern California ▼ November (1) Im a barefoot runner. Sockwa G2 Minimalist Ive been runningThe first evening I had them, I wore them around the house. They are Shoe Review barefoot since January 2010. I ran
  2. 2. very comfortable. They quite literally feel like you are wearing socks. I January 2010. I ran ► October (1) my first barefoot racemade sure to trim my toenails. Because of the snug fit, I was concerned ► August (2) in May 2010 (5K).that any sharp nails might wear quickly on the neoprene uppers. Since then I have run ► July (2) a a barefoot 10K trail ► June (2) run and two barefoot ► May (1) half marathons. I ► April (1) finished my first barefoot ► March (4) ultramarathon, the ► February (2) Skyline 50K, in August ► January (6) 2011. Currently, I am training for a repeat of ► 2010 (14) the Skyline and will make a second attempt at a barefoot Great Links 50-miler. Barefoot Running View my completeConstruction: University profile Barefoot TedsThe G2 has a ultra-thin 1.2 mm TPU sole. (For comparison, my Adventureshuaraches are 4 mm.) The snug neoprene uppers offer some protection My Shirt Designs Running Barefoot -from debris that might be kicked up on the road or trail. The top of the Harvard Skeletalshoe has a breathable spandex-type material. Biology Lab The Barefoot RunnersFit: SocietyLike the name implies, the Sockwa G2 fits like a sock. It is snug, butvery comfortable. Due to the ultra-thin sole, the shoe is extremely Blogs I Followflexible. I was concerned that the snugness of the upper material would Barefoot Runninginhibit toe splay. However, during my runs my feet did not feel University Barefoot 10K The 100 Milerrestrained. Bucket List: Seeking ChallengesFootbed: 9 hours agoThe foot bed has a very thin layer of neoprene material. It is cushy, but Running Nakednot overly padded. on Sharp Pointy Stuff One Small Risk at aFirst Test Run: Time Barefoot Running 3 days ago KeychainI took the G2s out for their first trial on a 10-mile morning training run.My intention was to only wear them for about a mile. They turned out to Barefoot Teds Adventuresbe so lightweight and comfortable that they stayed on for the first four The Monkey Spirit:miles. At that point, I felt a slight hot spot developing on the tops of my A Chinese Folktaletwo smallest toes on my right foot. I removed them for 2 miles and then 2 months agoI tried them again for another mile. Another light hot spot developed Barefoot Ken Bobunder the inside ball of my right foot. So, I figured that was enough for Surf City Beach Derby (2011their first trial. November 06) Go Bare or Go Home Shirt 11 months agoAdditional testing:A couple days following the first run, I took them out for a 4-mile night view more products byrun. I wanted to determine the cause of the “hot spot” issue. I started out barefootterrywith a quick mile (7:45 pace – fast for me). Next I did 2 miles very easy(12-minute pace). I closed out the run with another fast mile. Not oncedid I sense a hot spot developing anywhere on either foot. It appears thatthe initial “hot spot” issue on my toes could have been from some International Barefootrubbing against the stitching toward the outside of the shoe. However, Running Daythere were no issues on this and subsequent runs with the stitching. Shirts 2012In addition to my first two runs, I took them out several more times onruns as well as wearing them for an afternoon at work. They providedprotection from warm/hot asphalt on an 80-degree California afternoon.You can feel the warmth of the asphalt or concrete through the soles.The G2s are very comfortable to wear at work if nobody minds youwearing moccasin/sock-like shoes.The G2s can give a slight measure of protection from chip-seal asphalt.The chip-seal that these were tested on was pretty horrific and barely
  3. 3. tolerable in bare feet. Since the Sockwas have excellent ground feel, youdefinitely feel the gravel. However, the shoes give some relief from thereally sharp stuff.I did receive one blister on the ball of my foot during testing. However,in all fairness, I must state that the blister developed after I finishedrunning a barefoot half marathon. I had gone back to run some friends tothe finish during the last mile. The G2s had gotten wet and my feet were Mens Performancealready slightly tender. Microfiber IBRD2012 by Pros: Cons: BarefootRunnersSoc Create a custom tshirt Extremely lightweight Possible blistering at zazzle.com. Ultra-thin, flexible sole Comfortable feelOverall, I feel that the Sockwa G2 is an excellent addition to abarefoot/minimalist runner’s arsenal of shoes. They allow for excellentground feel and are extremely flexible – both musts for a barefootrunner. The G2s offer a thin layer of protection from general abrasionsduring road running.If you are a regular road-runner who is looking for minimal protectionfrom the surface and are not satisfied by the weight of other minimalistoptions, you will likely be pleased with the Sockwa G2. For those whoare not ready or able to make the barefoot leap, this might be just the toget that maximum barefoot-feel without being truly barefoot.Posted by Terry Orsi at 10:50 AM2 comments: Janice November 15, 2011 4:04 PM Youve piqued my interest in these shoes. I may get a pair to tuck in a pocket for a long barefoot run where I might want to throw something on at some point. Hmmmm. Food for thought. Reply David Zasloff December 13, 2011 8:53 PM We are glad that you like the Sockwa G2. It has a super thin, 1.2 mm base thickness of the sole. This allows extreme tactile feel when navigating anywhere. We have just announced the introduction of our Sockwa G3 that will ship in February 2012. It has 5 New Colors and 3 NEW sizes. Now Women size 9 and Men size 12 and 13 have a barefoot footwear solution. Stay tuned for more, as we are always listening, creating, and selling. David Zasloff Founder www.sockwa.com www.sockwablog.com ReplyEnter your comment...
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