I’ve been wearing New Balance Minimus Trail 10‘s for the last year. Those and my Reef Smoothy’s see about 90% of my actual time in footwear. Even walking in these “barefoot” shoes has helped quite a bit. No knee pain, no foot pain, much stronger calves. And, while I’m not much of a runner, I have found short jogs in them have changed my stride and I’m becoming more efficient. Lastly, lifting in them is a great experience: no more pitching forward on Olympic lifts!
As the U.S. Army announces it’s down-select for the Carbine program, interesting to see that rookie-company Adcor still has it’s hat in the ring. Long a supplier of components to other companies in the firearms arena, Adcor has leveraged their knowledge and expertise of machining and production to create what is arguably one of the most innovative, yet still plausible/feasible solutions for the needs outlined by the Army: create a carbine that leverages existing platforms, components, accessories, but improves upon it in almost every way. My lone complaint is the continuation of the buffer tube and subsequent lack of a folding stock. Something tells me we may be able to tackle that, soon, though. Here’s to hope and change!