Getting a blister from barefoot running was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. Let me back up and tell you the whole story so you can understand why. On my second barefoot run ever, I was so fascinated by the sensations, and so transfixed by experimenting to see the effects of […]
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!
Ancient hunters once chased their prey until it dropped. David Fleming explains why our love of long-distance running is just us getting back to our roots in this ESPN.com article: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=6110087 Says Fleming: In fact, the current barefoot and minimalist-shoe running craze was inspired by research into the way our hominid forebears once moved while […]
Are we really born to run? If so, what allows us to run as far as we do for as long (into old age) as we do? Here’s what Chris McDougall, author of Born to Run, says at his TEDx talk:
The only time I’ve worn anything other than my huaraches or my sprinting spikes in the last 16 months has been the 3 times I put on my old running shoes… so I could shovel snow. Those shoes have my $200 orthotics in them. And each time I’ve put them on, I have the same […]
When you’re used to hanging out with barefoot runners or, at least, with people who’ve read Born To Run, you forget how “normal people” think. One of the questions I’m most asked by non-barefoot people is: “Can you really run in those?” What amazes me about this question is not how people have forgotten that, […]
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 […]
David Csonka says it best: And the actual running, well it feels like something between being barefoot and wearing Vibram Five Fingers Read his entire review from when we were called Invisible Shoes here.
Back in 2010, I had the pleasure of attending the “Naked Foot 5k” barefoot race. Actually, it was a series of races including a kids race and a 1mile race and the 5k. It was a beautiful Colorado day, the course was wonderful, the organizers did a great job… but the runners scared the crap […]
Barefoot Jason Robillard has done it again, running 2/3 of a 100 mile race in his Xero Shoes. But this time, he’s got some extra fashion sense added: Now, some of you may know that I’m a sprinter. In fact, I ran “long-distance” at a meet last week when I did my first 200m race (and, […]