The (Fake?) Barefoot Shoe Debate — Washington Post

Here we have it yet again.

Most articles about “barefoot shoes” start by reporting RESEARCH (I’ll keep capitalizing that to make a point) and expert opinions on the pro-barefoot side, and bad arguments (at best) presented as the con-side, most of which don’t actually have anything to do with the RESEARCH. In the rare times where the counter-argument refers to a study, diving more deeply into that study often reveals methodological problems.

The article in question this time is in the Washington Post titled “It’s time to rethink cushioned footwear for kids and seniors, this minimalist-shoe advocate says

In this video, below I walk through the article and, hopefully, add some useful perspective and color. Oh, and this video is a preview of The MOVEMENT Movement podcast. Find more episodes here.

The (Fake?) Barefoot Running Debate - Minimalist vs. Maximalist Shoes in the Washington Post

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