From “broken” to barefoot to Xero. Greg Makuch’s amazing story

Greg Makuch’s story is one that EVERY runner — barefoot or shod — should hear. I won’t say any more until you watch it, below. What I LOVE about Greg’s story is how he brought a sense of wonder and curiosity to his journey. “I’ll never run again… really?” “These sandals make noise… wait, if […]

Barefoot Running Myths, Lies, and TRUTH #10 – You can’t do it

Look, some people are good at math and some people aren’t. It must be the same with barefoot running. Some can; some can’t. Really? Do you need to have perfect biomechanics, and super-human feet to run without shoes? So, what did you think? Share your thoughts, comments, and questions, below… And then share this video […]

Barefoot Running Myths, Lies, and TRUTH #9 – Barefoot and Minimalist Shoes

Shoes that are advertised as “barefoot” or “minimalist shoes” are the same as being barefoot, right? I mean, multi-billion dollar companies wouldn’t lie to us just to sell product, would they? 😉 What did you make of that? Share your thoughts, comments, and questions, below… And then share this video with your friends. Watch the […]

Barefoot Running Myths, Lies, and TRUTH #8 – Be Barefoot Everywhere

Once you’ve gotten the hang of barefoot walking or running or hiking, you should go everywhere and do everything barefoot. It’s only natural, right? Sure, but so are uranium, hemlock, and cow poop 😉 Did that inspire any activity in your mind? Share your thoughts, comments, and questions, below… And then share this video with […]

Barefoot Running Myths, Lies, and TRUTH #7 – Use Transition Shoes

It seems obvious that if you’ve been wearing high-heeled running shoes (or just high-heels), that you’ll want to transition slowly to barefoot by switching to a shoe with a lower heel… then lower… then lower… then lower, until you can handle barefoot. But, not surprisingly, what “seems obvious” isn’t always what it seems. So, add […]

Barefoot Running Myths, Lies, and TRUTH #6 – Lengthen your Achilles Tendon

If you’ve been wearing shoes that are not zero-drop (that have heels higher than the ball of your foot), your Achilles Tendon has shortened. Before you can run barefoot successfully, you’ll have to lengthen that Achilles… At least, that’s what a lot of people will tell you. Is it true? Whattya’ think? Share your thoughts, […]

Barefoot Running Myths, Lies, and TRUTH #5 – It’s Frustrating to Learn

If learning barefoot running is frustrating, then it’s clearly not for you… that is, unless you understand the VALUE of frustration. And how long should it really take to learn to run barefooted? You’re about to find out… Any thoughts? Share your thoughts, comments, and questions, below… And then share this video with your friends. […]

Barefoot Running Myths, Lies, and TRUTH #4 – Walk before you run

Before you try running in bare feet you should walk in bare feet. That’ll prepare your feet. Or will it? I’d love to hear what you thought of that. Share your thoughts, comments, and questions, below… And then share this video with your friends. Watch the rest of the Barefoot Myths, Lies, and TRUTH video […]

Barefoot Running Myths, Lies, and TRUTH #3 – Prepare to run barefoot

You can’t just START running barefoot without some sort of preparation. Stretching. Strengthening. Something. Right? Uh… What did you think? Share your thoughts, comments, and questions, below… And then share this video with your friends. Watch the rest of the Barefoot Myths, Lies, and TRUTH video series here.  

Barefoot Running Myths, Lies, and TRUTH #2 – Your Calves Will Get Sore

So, you’ve taken off your shoes to run barefooted. Obviously, you’re using different muscles… so obviously, you’re going to get sore… so, OBVIOUSLY, you need to strengthen your calves and Achilles tendons. Or so you might think 😉 What did you learn or discover? Share your thoughts, comments, and questions, below… And then share this […]