Minimalist Shoes, Barefoot Running, and Metatarsal Stress Fractures

by Danny Dreyer. Running barefoot will strengthen the intrinsic muscles of your feet, making them more stable. And, it may give you a feeling of running differently. But, it won’t somehow automatically undo all your worst movement habits or change them for the better. Pete Larson, the Runblogger, has...

The Science of Barefoot Running

The following report by Steve Nearman appeared in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Athletic Association, and is reproduced here with the AMAA‘s permission. Daniel Lieberman, PhD, known in the running community as the “Barefoot Running Professor” has his favorite motto when ad-...

How Barefoot Running Finally Cured a Barefoot-Book Author

by Roy M. Wallack. When a publisher offered me the opportunity to write a book about barefoot running in the spring of 2010 (which was published in May as “Barefoot Running Step by Step,” co-written with barefoot pioneer Ken Bob Saxton) , a happy irony was that it helped me avoid a knee...

Proprioception

Proprioception is defined as the perception or sensing of your limbs in space (orientation) during movement of the body. Specifically in running, proprioception allows your mind to learn, with each step, from the effect of each movement and then adjust your limbs accordingly for future movements....

Happy Confessions of a Barefoot Runner: “My Soles and Feet Had to Catch Up with My Legs and Lungs”

by  Douglas R Brandt, PhD. I started running again when I was 47.  I had run for fun as a child and young adult, but by the time I was in my mid to late 20′s, I stopped.  The pressures of life got in the way I guess. But by age 47, I realized that I needed a regular form of cardiovascular workout to...

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