Youth and Minimalist Shoes
Ask the Coach
I am a high-school cross-country and track coach, and usually recommend ...
Illustration by Jeremy Duncan
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