Proud to be part of the panel of International Experts!
To fix that problem, a team at Laval University led by Jean-Francois Esculier recruited a panel of 42 international experts to go through a four-stage iterative process in an attempt to reach a consensus definition of “minimalist,” along with a “Minimalist Index” that can score, on a scale of 0 to 100, just how minimalist a shoe is. (I, along with my RW colleague Scott Douglas, the author of the Runner’s World Complete Guide to Minimalism and Barefoot Running, was on the panel.)
Source: What Is a Minimalist Shoe? | Runner’s World
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About The Author
Dr. Nick Campitelli
Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.