Barefoot Running

Why Barefoot Training Is Smart

Barefoot drills and exercises that strengthen the foot, increase ankle flexibility and improve gait patterns are working their way into gym workouts. Read on.

2 Rules For Beginning Barefoot Running

So you’ve read and now you’re ready to become an urban Tarahumara and run barefoot effortlessly along the trails, injury free and as nature intended. Or maybe you’ll just hurt yourself.

Running Barefoot: Training Tips

Running barefoot has many benefits but before you begin training barefoot running, it is necessary to take necessary precautions and prepare yourself.

How Humans Ran Comfortably And Safely Before The Invention Of Shoes

Scientists have found that those who run barefoot, or in minimal footwear, tend to avoid "heel-striking," and instead land on the ball of the foot or the middle of the foot. In so doing, these runners use the architecture of the foot and leg and s...

The Story Behind Barefoot Running

Running barefoot was for many millennia the only way to get around. And the human foot—a biomechanical masterpiece of muscles, tendons and 26 bones—evolved to absorb weight and spring bodies in stride. Read on.

The Rise Of The Minimalist Running Shoe

Timeline of evolution of sole less running shoes.

Stunning Olympic Moment: Abebe Bikila Runs Barefoot Into History

Small, lean, barefooted, in bright red shorts and a green vest sporting the number 11, Bikila was a last-minute replacement in the marathon for an injured team-mate. Read on.

The Pros And Cons Of Barefoot Running

Much debate and research continues on the pros and cons of shod versus barefoot. Let’s take a peek at some of the research out there, especially on the issues of safety, running economy, running speed, and oxygen consumption.

Barefoot Running

To shed or not to shed the shod.

Why Barefoot Runners Never Win

Have you ever seen a barefoot runner win a race? No, you probably haven’t. A study reported in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise may explain why.

Barefoot Benefits

Going barefoot works by reawakening a light, natural stride in the body, through the feedback we get from our feet touching the ground. Read on.

How To Run Barefoot

Learn the proper technique of running barefoot.

Tedxphoenixville - Christoper Mcdougall - Barefoot Running

Author of the New York Times Bestseller, "Born to Run," Chris shares his conviction that the secret to happiness is right at your feet with sharp wit and wild exuberance.

A Coaching Perspective On Barefoot Running

We look at the coaching logic in barefoot running. How eilte runners incorporate barefoot running in their training. Technique is important.

Is Barefoot Running Really Better?

However, amidst all the buzz about the benefits of barefoot running today, new research finds that running shoeless isn't necessarily better—and that correct running form is the more important factor when it comes to injury prevention and racing s...

Barefoot Running: Overcoming Common Problems

Barefoot running is increasingly popular. However, it isn’t without its problems and many athletes experience pain and injuries in the early stages of barefoot running.

A Hidden Tribe Of Superathletes Born To Run

Nestled in northern Mexico and the canyons of the Sierra Madre Occidental is a small tribe of indigenous people known as the Tarahumara. They call themselves Rarámuri, loosely translated as "running people". Read on.

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Barefoot Running

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Running is all the more healthier when you are running bare feet.