Okay, Pop Quiz time: Which of the following fictitious barefoot running shoes gives you more of a barefoot feel: a.) ASICs Nuttin’-2C with a 10mm thick sole b.) Brooks Zilch-City with a 1mm thick sole If you answered B, you’re mistaken. But if you answered A, you’re also wrong. Yes, my apologies, but this was […]
As the barefoot running boom continues to explode, it’s important that we debunk the mythology that’s sprung up and face some facts. And perhaps the most obvious fact is this: If you run with anything between your skin and the ground, you are not barefoot runner. Let me say that again. If you wear Vibram […]
Let us guess, you ditched the cushioned clodhoppers only to find a new host of issues to deal with. Blisters on the bottom of your feet? Sore hips? Calves aching so much you can’t walk? Soak in some Epsom Salt and give yourself a break. No one said changing a lifetime of running habits overnight […]
I was on a panel discussion about barefoot running a while back. At one point, someone in the audience asked, So how do I transition to barefoot running? NOTE — even if you’re not a runner, this story is still relevant and important for you… okay, back to the story… Before I could respond, a […]
Do you know how many runners there are in the US? Take a guess. No…a little higher. There are approximately 49.4 million runners. That is roughly 1 out of 6 people. Runners of all kinds: casual runners, committed runners, weekend warriors, sprinters, 5k runners, marathoners, ultra runners and everything in between. If you haven’t noticed, […]
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This post was recently updated September 28, 2023. Getting a blister from barefoot running was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. It not only taught me about blister prevention but, literally, changed my life (and my wife’s too).. Let me back up and tell you the whole story so you can […]
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Ross Tucker has a great post about barefoot running at Science of Sport. I think if he had more experience being barefoot, he’d have a slightly different perspective, but Ross is a good researcher and I’m glad he’s following this topic!
Let the buzz-words begin! As shoe companies look to establish themselves in the minimalist market (because estimates predict that barefoot running shoes will be a $500 million business this year), the language that they use to establish their minimalist credentials starts to standardize. If they don’t use similar language to describe their new products, you […]