Barefoot Running for the masses?

If you have read Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run (great book and a good read for any runner) – you may already know of the arguments for and against running without shoes. Personally I think not everyone should ditch their cool running shoes and get a pair of Vibram five fingers or just run in bare feet. Even long term runners agree that it takes time to transition and even then you are not suddenly going to turn into a super human runner. In any case I found these articles interesting. “Barefoot running is catching on” (from Stuff.co.nz) “How to start Running and Walking barefoot and stay injury-free” (Garymoller.com)

Sometimes after I finish  my core run I jog a few laps around a park (usually grassy) to warm down on bare feet and finish with stretches . As far as running completely bare feet that’s not for me.

Happy trails!

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