Become your own barefoot running coach

I had an intense sprinting workout 2 days ago, followed by an even more intense weight lifting workout and this morning I can barely walk. Even more, I did a minor tweak of something in my ankle which I’m noticing as I walk on my treadmill (I have a treadmill desk). As I’m walking, I […]

Barefoot Running is about never-ending improvement

How to have perfect barefoot running form

(BTW: Something REALLY cool at the bottom of this post!) There’s an idea about barefoot running that one simply learns how to do “IT.” That is, there’s a right way to run barefoot and, once you get that, you’re done. Like learning your multiplication tables, it’s a finite, attainable goal. And while it’s true that […]

Barefoot Training Teleseminar

Last night (November 25th, 2012), we had a teleseminar about all things barefoot, from running to walking to hiking to, well anything else that came up. It was an open format call where I just answered whatever questions came up. We discussed: Distance running form vs. sprinting form The proper way to walk when barefoot […]

We support the Tarahumara Children's Hospital Fund

We support the Tarahumara

One aspect of our business that we’re most proud of and makes us very happy is that we can give back to those who’ve inspired us. In this case, we were inspired by the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico, also known as the Raramuri. If you haven’t read Christopher McDougall’s New York Times bestseller Born To […]

How to walk barefoot

“I’m not a runner. How do I WALK barefoot? Should I heel-strike? Forefoot strike?” Get the answers here…

Why barefoot sandals and not minimalist shoes?

New to “barefoot shoes”? Trying to decide between the minimalist shoe options? I know the feeling. Back in 2009, when I knew I wanted the benefits of being barefoot, but with a bit of protection (and something that would let me get into restaurants), I tried everything. I LOVE our new minimalist shoes… they’re built […]

Dr. Mark’s brilliant Natural Running video

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella is not only FAST (he won the US Air Force Marathon this year), he’s committed to understanding the facts of barefoot running (and minimalist, too). As a physician, professor, and owner of Two Rivers Treads running shoe store, Mark is all about getting people running safely, enjoyably, and easily. Plus, he’s a […]

How To Run Barefoot

“What’s the best way to learn barefoot running?” It’s easy (and FUN) if you follow these few guidelines…

Perfect barefoot running form

I’m often asked to make a video showing correct barefoot running form. To say that I’m reluctant to do so is an understatement. And I want to take a moment to say why I’d LOVE to point you (and everyone) to a video that shows “correct” form, I can’t… and don’t really want to. Here’s […]

Getting started with barefoot running

Imagine that you haven’t lifted weights in a while… or ever. And imagine that you got the idea that you wanted to bench press 500 pounds. Would you go to the gym, put 500 pounds on the bar, and just go for it? Of course not. There’s no way you could budge 500 on day […]