Category: Start Barefooting

In the running world, we tend to focus on ourselves as adults. The vast majority of literature about transitioning to minimalist and barefoot style is geared towards adults. We, as grown-ups, have to relearn what we have forgotten about since childhood, namely how to recapture that ability to run around…

June 2009 retail figures* are showing that: ‘Motion Control’ shoe sales fell 13%, ‘Stability’ shoe sales fell 2%, while ‘Neutral’ cushioned running shoe sales increased by 16%. I think this is much more than seasonal trend, it’s proof that consumers and runners alike are searching for shoes that are ‘less‘ rather…

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…

Baring your Sole

Image courtesy mikebaird Original post by STEVE KILGALLON – Sunday Star Times Thirty years ago, the modern running shoe was invented. Since then, running-related injuries have risen. And so a growing movement of runners are taking to the streets barefoot. Perhaps no man has had more positive influence upon running than…

Last night Andrew and I got the children off to bed, brewed an herby pot of chamomile tea, and snuggled deeply into our matching, fuzzy-red La-Z-Boy recliners. The DVD selection for the evening: “Amelie” in French with English subtitles. It had been a few years since I watched a subtitled…

Photo Credit: eugenemartin Are you considering buying a pair of running shoes? You probably already know that barefoot is best. Perhaps you simply need a pair for those times that barefoot isn’t the best choice — work, the gym, a first date, you get the picture. So, you head out…

Original post on RailRiders.com/blog. Republished with author’s permission. A very insightful post that captures the history and future of running footwear. Hope you like it. Happy trails, David. Let’s say that you have been away from running for years but suspect that your feet will need extra pampering now that…

Let your Sole Guide your Soul

When you start running barefoot the sole of your foot seems to get tender very quickly and for me it has meant a reduction in training miles. I thought this was one of the disadvantages of running barefoot and have taken to five fingers and other minimal shoes to help…

Winter (Barefoot) Running

Image courtesy: I live in Florida. The extent of ‘winter’ here is… well, there isn’t. While living in Calgary, Canada however (see pic above) I had the pleasure of running through many winter seasons. For those not familiar with Alberta winters, they’re known to last a good 7 months with….