10 Feb

Nothing From Somnio

Somnio's minimalist running shoe, the Nada

Somnio, the maker of the customisable running shoe, has entered the minimalist running shoe market with its new model the Nada. The Nada is being launched at the Triathlon Cycling and Running Show taking place at Sandown Park this weekend (February 11-13 ).

The Nada has a zero heel to toe drop and weighs in at only 3.5oz and is billed as a starter kit for those who want to bring minimalist training into their running routine. The shoe has been designed to increase foot strength, improve posture and alignment, increase running efficiency and reduce injury in the long term. The shoes come a training and strengthening program created by Phil Wharton of Wharton Performance. The shoe will be available at the TCR Show at Apex Sports on stand I 19.

Phil Wharton is a world-renowned musculoskeletal therapist and stretching guru who works with Olympic calibre athletes and everyday athletes alike. He developed the NADA training DVD to help lead runners through strengthening exercises and form drills in order to help make a safe and pain-free transition into minimalist running.

Somnio says: "The Nada shoe retails for £75 and is ideal for runners, yoga practitioners, walkers and anyone wanting a shoe that feels like they are wearing 'nothing'. Nada shoes feature an ultra-thin six millimetre midsole to protect the foot, breathable stretch mesh to move with the foot and to accommodate a wide variety of foot shapes, zero heel to midsole drop for a natural foot position.

Check out the Nada on youtube.