Products of the Year awards 2014
In 2013 we launched our “Products of the Year awards” in recognition of some of the best offerings for barefoot/minimalist runners.
A couple of months ago we asked you to send in your nominations for 2014 and have now created a list of the most popular products for each of our categories, listed below.
IT IS NOW TIME TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITES!
All you need to do to vote for your favourite is to click on the relevant category which will take you to the shortlisted products. You can then register your vote by clicking “vote” which takes you to an email set up.
When you send the email, please do let us know the reasons why you have voted for that particular product as we’ll be including people’s feedback when we announce the winners in our next issue. Your feedback is useful, both to readers and manufacturers, so let us know your thoughts!
Here are the categories for the awards. Please let us know your favourite from any or all of the categories. We will reveal the winners in our Winter/Spring issue!
Best Open Road of the Year
Any footwear suitable for road running that exposes your toes and allows your skin to feel the air - any of the minimal sandal ranges would fit this category.
Best Closed Road of the Year
Any footwear suitable for running on the road that encloses the foot (it may still be breathable).
Best Open Trail of the Year
Any footwear that exposes your toes, allows your skin to feel the air and can be used off road, out on the trails and over uneven terrain.
Best Closed Trail of the Year
Any footwear that encloses the foot and is suitable for running off road, out on the trails and over uneven terrain.
Best Innovative of the Year
Any item of footwear that doesn’t seem to fit into any category, or fits into all of them! Something that made you look twice when you saw it!
Best Apparel of the Year
Any item of clothing, other than footwear, which can be worn for running.
Best Accessory of the Year
Any low-tech accessory that has enhanced your running, such as hats, gloves, glasses, etc. Note that anything high-tech would be part of the “gadget” category.
Best Everyday Minimal of the Year
Any minimalist footwear which is suitable for everyday wear.
Best Gadget of the Year
The possibilities are endless. Something technical that has enhanced your running in some way in 2014.