ESPN recently conducted an informal poll asking:

A recent theory in the running world proposes that running without shoes is better for you. Would you consider running barefoot?

The result? The average from coast-to-coast shows 34% would give it a try…

Below are the results from over 6,000 respondents across the country. Quite promising data despite nearly 40 years of ‘shoe technology’ marketing. More detail (per State) after the jump