Last night (November 25th), we had a teleseminar about all things barefoot, from running to walking to hiking to, well anything else that came up.
It was an open format call where I just answered whatever questions came up. We discussed:
- Distance running form vs. sprinting form
- The proper way to walk when barefoot
- “Front side” vs. “Back side” mechanics
- Which muscles you should be using when you’re barefoot/minimalist
- Confusion about foot strike (and clarification about what’s correct)
- Barefoot running injuries and what’s the best kind of injury you can get (seriously)
- Why comparing sole thicknesses of minimalist shoes is meaningless
- What makes Xero Shoes (formerly Invisible Shoes) different than other minimalist footwear, including other sandals
- and a LOT more…
The call ran about 42 minutes and, no doubt, we’ll be doing more of them in the future. It was a lot of fun.
You can listen to the teleseminar here (click on the arrow):
… or download the audio. Right click (or Ctrl-Click) here: Barefoot Teleseminar
If there’s a question we didn’t get to, feel free to ask it in the comments section or on our Forum. I may answer it here, or I may wait and schedule another barefoot teleseminar and dive into it on the call.