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Barefoot Running

Some Barefoot Runners Tip Orthodoxy Back on Heels

| Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article) Barefoot, five-finger, super-minimal, zero-drop. Whatever joggers embrace as the approac...

Barefoot Running: The Science Behind the Fad

Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science
Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT

Running magazines would lead you to believe that barefoot running reduces injury risk and potentially maximizes performance. However, it appears that, as this is a new trend, there is simply insufficient prospective data to say otherwise. But there may be a few trade-offs.

How To Perfect Your Running Form

Christopher Drozd | Posted 09.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Success -- to run farther, run faster, and run with less chance of injury, and otherwise savor the joy of running -- asks only for attention, practice, and patience.

Barefoot Running Shoe Sparks Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business

By Jessica Dye NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters) - A New York man has sued a unit of Adidas AG, claiming he was duped about the potential f...

Run Barefooted! Yes, You Can Do This at Home

Christopher Drozd | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

If you choose to shrug off the skeptics' jeers and run barefooted anywhere you want to, remember as you enjoy your journey to practice patience, because full adaptation can take a while.

Runnin' Nekkid

Christopher Drozd | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

A simple reframe affects how we think about running, and that determines how we actually run. But, how do we run?

How To Start Barefoot Running

Ben Greenfield | Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

If you use these six barefoot running tips to make a smart transition, you may find that it actually reduces how tired your knees and hips are after a run and increases your enjoyment and feel for the ground during a run.

5 Exercise Trends

Delia Lloyd | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I'm always keen to learn about new strategies for keeping we mere mortals healthy. To that end, here are five new trends in exercise.

Minimalist Running: To Shoe Or Not To Shoe?

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

What's with all the minimalist running paraphernalia out there these days, and what do we make of it all?

How To Find The Best Running Shoes

Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living

Most of the time, shoe-shopping is a slice of retail-therapy heaven. But as dedicated runners know, finding the right running shoe is a different stor...

WATCH: Barefoot Running Shoes Road Test

Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living

Watch as fitness whiz Pooja Mottl tests out Vibram's Five Fingers barefoot running shoes in N.Y.C.'s Central Park, proving the five-toed shoes are goo...

Barefoot Running Shoes: We Tried It

Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living

Note: Our tester tried these for running, but they are not specifically designed to be running shoes. They are all-purpose shoes designed in the baref...

The Shoe Fits, But Does It Help or Hurt Your Health?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Shoes now are marketed as the next quick fix for myriad health issues. But what type of footwear is helpful for our feet and joints, and what is simply hype, or even risky, for overall joint health?

The Common Foot Problem You May Not Know You Have

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Many people know the term 'bunion' and that it occurs on a foot, but don't know exactly what a bunion is.

Should You Be Running Barefoot?

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 07.19.2011 | Home
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Running barefoot is not just about running without sneakers, it's about re-training your body how to run.

The Primal Reason You Want To Take Off Your Shoes

Mark Sisson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Sisson

We've still got those same feet, but we don't use them anymore. Instead, we cover them up. We wear shoes that alter the structure and function of our feet, and that weaken the myriad tendons, muscles, and ligaments through disuse.

How Effective Are Barefoot Running Shoes?

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

So who should be using barefoot running shoes? The answer is very few people should. Only those people with stable (not flexible) first metatarsals will do well with these shoes, as well as those with very powerful lower leg musculature.

Barefoot Running: The Exercise Craze That's Hit The Streets

David Willey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Willey

Barefoot running is in vogue. But, there's no scientific evidence that running shoes prevent (or cause) injuries, just as there's no proof that barefoot running does. Going back to the basics can be complicated.

The Long Run: Plus Models Run for Charity

Leona Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Leona Palmer

Ladies and Gentlemen: I have just completed my first straight-up, uninterrupted 20-minute run, including a warm-up and cool down, I did 4 out of 5k. I...

I Am 40, Hear Me Roar

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

I'm not alone. Middle age has become hijacked by industries capitalizing on and creating our deepest fears -- selling us fast fixes of pills, procedures, Botox and gear.

Change Your Life With Chia

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

With no cholesterol, simple sugar or gluten, and high in nutrients, chia seeds are nature's perfect food. Since using chia seeds in my diet, I've seen incredible changes in my athletic performance and energy.