Ancient hunters once chased their prey until it dropped. David Fleming explains why our love of long-distance running is just us getting back to our roots in this ESPN.com article:
In fact, the current barefoot and minimalist-shoe running craze was inspired by research into the way our hominid forebears once moved while in pursuit of prey. Organizers of the New York City Marathon say they have seen a noticeable increase in the barefoot trend. Membership in the Barefoot Runners Society, meanwhile, has doubled since 2009, though this group still represents a tiny fraction of the total running population.
Not surprisingly, we hope to change that fraction from “tiny” to “MASSIVE!” 😉