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Barefoot Freedom: Summertime in Northern Michigan

Liz Olson | Posted 09.08.2013 | Travel
Liz Olson

In a world caught up in invention, there's a refreshingly refined lack of inhibition that exists in Northern Michigan. It exudes a comfortable authenticity, a realness unmatched in other geographies. It's a place that knows who it is and doesn't try to be anything different.

Running: Barefooted (Part 1)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Shoe companies and health care providers have traditionally put forth that various levels of biomechanical shortcomings are the root cause of our locomotive problems. We are inherently flawed, and only cleverly-designed footwear is the solution.

Why I Want to 'One Day' Every Day

Alexandra Constantinou | Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact
Alexandra Constantinou

Some people have and will continue to call me barefoot and crazy. Springtime in the Midwest isn't the warmest weather and I cannot promise you that it will be comfortable for your toes. Despite all of this, I will continue to go barefoot every year for One Day Without Shoes. Why?

STUDY: 'Barefoot' Running Trend Linked To Foot Injuries

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Propelled in part by the success of the bestselling book Born To Run, the decision to go barefoot has been hailed by some as a step towards minimizing...

Going Fabulous or Going Barefoot?

Vicky Tiel | Posted 02.22.2013 | Style
Vicky Tiel

How many pairs of shoes does a woman need? Ten pair, a hundred pair or a thousand pair?

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.

My 13 Healing Habits

Sandy Henson Corso | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Sandy Henson Corso

Ever since telling about my road to healing I have been inundated with emails from people wanting to heal themselves and wanting to know what I recomm...

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?

'I'm Going Barefoot Because'...Submit Your Photos For One Day Without Shoes

Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact

For many, going barefoot isn't a choice. That's why TOMS Shoes, a one-for-one company that delivers shoes to children in need around the world, ma...

Bare Your Soles!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.10.2012 | Black Voices

Free your toes today in support of TOMS "One Day Without Shoes!" Now in its fifth year "One Day Without Shoes" encourages people around the world t...

Barefoot Workouts Gaining Ground

Reuters | Dorene Internicola | Posted 02.11.2012 | Healthy Living

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - With barefoot running all the rage, the unshod workout is gaining ground across the exercise...

What Is Chi Running?

Michael Boblett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Boblett

Your whole body is a "team" of shock-absorbers working in a beautifully interactive system. If all the parts of the system work together, you avoid injury. If they don't, you may get hurt.

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.

Extreme Hygiene: Infectious Germs Are Bulking Up at the Gym

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Health clubs and gyms are known to harbor a host of contagious germs, and people who frequent them are at a greater risk for contracting infections that range from mild (but annoying) to more serious.

Barefoot Hiking

Sandy Henson Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sandy Henson Corso

When hiking without shoes, each step is a new sensation. The sudden jolt of a sharp rock sends chills up my spine. But in the next step, I am greeted by a soothing cool stone and then a warm patch of dried leaves.

The Perils Of Going Barefoot

New York Times | Anemona Hartocollis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

People have walked barefoot in the grass for thousands of years, and barefoot in New York City's parks at least since the days of Olmsted and Vaux. Ne...