Barefoot running: How Humans Ran Comfortably & Safely Before the Invention of Shoes

Barefoot running is hardly a new sport.  Think about it: humans have been running for millions of years.  The modern running shoe was not invented until the 1970s.  Today’s running shoes address a laundry list of physical traits, abnormalities, etc,…

Interview: Meet Alpine Climber and The North Face Athlete Mark Synnott

To go somewhere no one has been before is a guaranteed adventure because not knowing what’s in store, the outcome is completely uncertain, and that mystery is what Mark Synnott thrives on. That and climbing. “When you are climbing you…

TB’s Pick of the Week: Spring 2012 VIBRAM FIVE FINGERS

We are fans of barefoot running over here at Trailblazer and were pretty excited when we started opening the new styles of Vibram FiveFingers recently. We especially loved the Seeya and the Spyridon. Check out our two favorites below! The…

EXTREME CLIMBING, JUST ADD ICE (VIDEO)

Scaling the face of a mountain is a daunting task that requires stable footing and a rock-solid commitment to reach the top. Ice Climbing World Cup 2011 – Saas Fee Highlights from Matt Pycroft on Vimeo. But what happens when…