National Runner Survey 2014

Calling all RUNNERS! What motivates you to run? What is your favorite race distance? How often do you run? You are being invited to participate in Running USA’s National Runner Survey, a comprehensive survey to assess the demographics, lifestyle, attitudes, habits, and product preferences of the running population nationwide. The National Runner Survey is easy […]

Run barefoot in the matrix

Run Faster. Run Farther.

Okay, here’s a tough question for you runners out there: Well, Neo, which is it? Tell us which pill you would pick, below…

Can You Cure Plantar Fasciitis with Barefoot Running?

A new study by Michael Rathleff and his colleagues offer a new approach for treating plantar fasciitis: strength training. More specifically working on foot and calf strength.Click here to read about the research. I can’t say I’m surprised by this. It’s often the case that gaining strength cures many movement-related problems. But what’s most interesting […]

What are zero drop shoes?

“Zero Drop” is a term originally coined by the makers of Altra Shoes to describe footwear where the heel is at the same height as the ball of the foot. This is what your foot does, naturally, when you’re standing on a level surface in bare feet. But most running shoes are, essentially, high-heeled shoes, […]

Andrew Snopes sets a barefoot running world record

24 Hour Barefoot Running World Record

If you bump into someone who opines, “You can’t run in bare feet!” show them this. Andrew Snope ran 131.43 miles, barefoot, in 24 hours! Yup. Ran for 24 hours (with just a few bathroom breaks). Did it barefoot. And if that same opinionated person counters with, “Yeah, but the world record is 188.59 miles […]

A video response about whether barefoot is BS

In another post, I gave my LONG response to Marc Lindsey’s “article” (it may be a “native advertisement, sponsored by Brooks shoes) about whether barefoot running is BS or not. Here’s a quick video response to go with that post. Enjoy, and share your thoughts, below.

Is barefoot running really BS?

Marc Lindsay recently posted what I’m sure he thinks is a scathing critique of barefoot running at Active.com called “Why Barefoot Running is BS.” Sadly, it’s not the well-researched, well-considered investigation I think he believes it to be. In fact, given that the top of the article clearly says “Sponsored by Brooks,” one has to […]

Dogs say “Go Barefoot” or grrrrrrr…

Whether you love cats or dogs, this video will prove that dogs deserve the title “Man’s Best Friend” when you see what they do to the “foot coffins” most people call “shoes.” They know that barefoot is best (and Xero’s are the closest thing to barefoot) 😉

Barefoot Running Q&A – Transitioning, pain, and cold weather

Here’s another Barefoot Running Q&A video, where I take an email I’ve received and give an answer on video. In this video we look at the relationship between barefoot and minimalist shoes, foot and calf pain  during the transition to barefoot, how minimalist shoes fit in with the transition to bare feet, and how to […]

Parents, keep your children from barefoot running

Know the dangers of distance running!

Parents, do you know the warning signs of “distance running?” Are your children under the influence of the evil pushers of 5k racing? We hope this video will help you save your children from the unnecessary suffering that this horrible addiction can cause. 😉 Big thanks to everyone at BYU TV for this hilarious bit […]