Non-durable Goods Industry

Running shoes put an extra spring in your step

In the old days of running (that is, three years ago), figuring out what running shoe to buy was simply a matter of determining whether you were a pronator, supinator or neutral runner. Today, however, with the explosion of barefoot running and crazy obstacle races, the running shoe world is more complex, with cushioned shoes, minimalist shoes and specialty mud-running shoes all offering new and different technologies suited for specialty uses.

Running shoes: In the July 13 Saturday section, an article about running shoes had a wrong photograph for one of the products reviewed. The photo used to illustrate the Merrell Barefoot Road...