Category | Barefoot

The 200-Yard Rule: The Only Way To Start Barefoot Running

Posted on 26 August 2011

by  Steven Sashen. I was recently on a panel discussion about barefoot running. At one point, someone in the audience asked “So how do I transition to barefoot running?” Before I could respond,  a well-respected physical therapist suggested the following: “First, switch to a slightly lower heeled shoe than what you have. Run in that [Read more...]

‪Barefoot Running with the Kids‬

Posted on 19 August 2011

Two Rivers Treads and Dr. Mark Cucuzzella present a short, high-energy video of barefoot running in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Minimalist Shoes, Barefoot Running, and Metatarsal Stress Fractures

Posted on 09 August 2011

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 recently posted a comment on the [Read more...]

The Science of Barefoot Running

Posted on 04 August 2011

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- dressing his favorite topic. “If you think barefoot [Read more...]

How Barefoot Running Finally Cured a Barefoot-Book Author

Posted on 11 July 2011

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 operation and [Read more...]


Posted on 25 March 2011

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. Proprioception comes from the Latin word proprius, meaning “one’s [Read more...]

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

Posted on 30 November -0001

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 [Read more...]


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