Hiking Shoes

This article is a deep dive into hiking and trail running shoes.  For the complete article see our Training Shoes Page. Hiking Boots & Shoes As is true with other specific types of training; a basic athletic or cross training shoe, will work for most hiking situations.  They however are likely to provide less than optimal results […]

Functional Strength

  Functional strength training has seen a surge in popularity over the last several years.  This is due in part to popular training programs and events including the following: CrossFit MMA/UFC Training Strongman Training Tough Mudder Ninja Warrior Training Spartan Race Functional strength training is about developing power and overall wellness as opposed to focusing […]


Picking the correct footwear for your desired training program is critical for success and maximum results.  While a robust cross-training shoe is suitable for all forms of exercise, they may not be as effective as specific shoes designed for explicit types of training.  Some examples of specific types of shoes for specific applications are listed […]