Bucking the minimalist trend, the TevaSphere Speed shoe accounts for the fact that most runners land on their heels. Almost rocker-like in appearance, a spherical heel piece and midfoot outrigger pods manipulate stride to force a smooth transition from heel to forefoot. After spending the past six months or so working out in a pair of funky neon minimalist runners, I decided to try out a pair of TevaSpheres last night.
THE GOOD: As someone who tends to randomly fall over at the most inopportune times, I appreciated the arch pressing into the bottom of my foot and holding me in place. And while I do love my minimalist runners, my feet tend to cramp often and easily, something that didn’t happen in the Teva shoes.
THE BAD: I felt (and I’m sure looked) like I was learning to take my first steps. And I definitely almost wiped out when getting off the bus on my way home.