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Running Barefoot

Running: Barefooted (Part 5)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Barefoot running is best learned during the preseason when fitness is a lesser concern. Unless you are already regularly barefooted, the progression toward appreciable distance takes weeks for some, and months for others.

Running: Barefooted (Part 4)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

I consider running in a novel way, but one that's as natural to humans as are the undulations of flying to sparrows, and swimming to elephant seals. That means regardless of medium, on this planet, horizontal locomotion requires us to hitch a ride with gravity.

Running: Barefooted (Part 3)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Because the running shoe materially alters natural gait and simultaneously robs us of the feedback necessary to correct and adjust our faulty stride, this protective, supportive device creates and becomes itself a threatening environment.

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.

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?

A Closer Look At Barefoot Training

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 10.20.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

We spend most of our waking day in shoes. We put on dress shoes in the morning for work, then switch to running shoes for workouts in the gym. With so much time spent in shoes, we've come to expect not only style, but also comfort in footwear.

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.