Monday, March 26, 2012

Is Barefoot Running Bad For You?

A podiatrist explains the 10 myths about running barefoot (or barefoot running style). After reading "Born to Run" two summers ago, I decided to give it a try. I find that if I'm feeling various little pains in my feet or legs, or anywhere else for that matter, a bit of barefoot running (usually in Vibram Five Fingers) makes everything re-organize, and I feel great. If you are thinking about trying this for yourself, be sure to go slowly, as most likely your foot and leg muscles are deconditioned and will take awhile to strengthen.

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