Coach Carmen’s Race Walk 101 is now Online!

Coach Carmen’s Race Walk 101 is now Online!

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About Coach Carmen

Coach Carmen began her competitive race walking career in 1986 when she was told by doctors to pursue a low impact sport. Throughout her journey, Coach Carmen saw a need for better footwear and decided to pursue product creation, along with coaching. She designed and created a new midsole geared to performance and support. Coach Carmen has refined her original concept to include a shoe for fitness and casual walkers, launching Reshod Walking Shoes in 2008. She holds two US utility patents, with another pending. Coach Carmen is a Safe Sport, USATF level 1 certified coach, was a member of the 2015 and 2016 US Womens 50k Race Walk team, and is currently the President of a USA Track and Field Race Walk club. Her athletes have ranged from 6 to 86 years of age and are training for fitness, the Olympic Trials and everything in between.

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Why walkers love Reshod Walking Shoes.

I’m definitely a Reshod Walking Shoes fan!  I’ve been wearing Reshods for 3 years.  I’m a distance racewalker and currently rotate 5 pairs of red shoes and 3 pair of blue shoes.  I have a total of over 3000 miles on my current pairs.  Besides racewalking, I use the red ones whenever I travel as “walkabout” shoes for sightseeing and getting places.  I’ve realized the blue shoes with the wonderful Vibram Litebase outsoles are ideal for hiking.  I have put over 150 hiking miles on them as well as racewalking in them.  Even with over 800 miles on one pair, I find them totally comfortable.

Darlene B.

I have been racewalking since the late 1970s. There were never any real good walking shoes. I still have a pair of New Balance Race Walkers. I had a pair of custom race walking shoes from Hersey. Yet none really was what I needed. I tried customizing many shoes. My career interfered with continuing with competitive race walking, or even good exercise. A few years ago I found ReShod, by Carmen. This is what I tried to achieve 35 years ago. I have had five pair of ReShod, different Nike and Saucony models…I like padded tongues without stiff heel-counters. The design of the midsole is about as good as it gets. I look forward to an actual ReShod shoe…I will be first in line to buy. At this time, I plan to have a pair of Altras ReShod. The bottom line is the ReShod approach is the best that I have seen for Race Walking.
Terry H.

I have been wearing Reshod walking shoes since they were first available about 3 years ago. They are the most comfortable and supportive walking shoe that I have ever found. They are unique in that they are designed to support the walking motion of landing on your heel and rolling to your toe, as opposed to running shoes that are not biomechanically suited for walking. I had spent years trying many, many pairs of running shoes and never found one that worked for my walking needs, and then I found Reshod and I have not looked back! I enjoy them for my elite race walking endeavors, but they are perfect for fitness walking, hiking, shopping, or any other walking activity. I am so pleased with all of my Reshods!

Stephanie C.

I am far from a race walking expert, but very good at observation and feedback from my body.  In my experience, the Redstyle is a far better choice as a first shoe for new race walker enthusiasts or casual walkers who want a shoe that is far more efficient during a walking gate than running shoes.  The Blue shoes have status, but the Reds will allow the novice to develop their technique without impeding their progress by demanding an aggressive body position and more speed.  The Blues, because of their very forward rotation point, are not forgiving of heel striking.  The Reds will simply roll forward with a poor foot plant whereas the Blues will not.  The novice will find the Reds to be a confidence booster as they will be instantly faster and more efficient than their previous running shoes.  When their gait, body position, speed and conditioning have improved to the point where the Blues would be a positive advantage, then they are ready to make the leap.

Larry G.

I have been a fan of ReShod Walking Shoes since my first pair in 2009. Have been through seven ReShods by Carmen, first one was on an ASICS, after that all ReShods have been on Montrail’s Mountain Masochist. I am a recreational race walker, but have participated in 5K races and Portland to Coast Relays, each time wearing my ReShod shoes. Each pair of ReShod shoes have provided me with a comfortable and durable shoe for race walking training and events, and have helped to improve my race walking form and speed. Earlier this year I was without my ReShod shoes for a few weeks, and had to use “regular” shoes for race walking, WOW, what a difference it made when race walking without my ReShod shoes. It was not a good difference. I was so glad to be back in ReShods for race walking and two 5K’s earlier this year. Thank you Carmen for not only introducing me to Race Walking but to ReShod shoes as well!
Barbara H.

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