What are our responsibilities as barefooters? Do we have a responsibility as “ambassadors”? How to respond to comments and questions made by the public. Strike patterns – how do they differ between barefooters and minimalist shoe wearers. Defining the word “minimalist”. What are the benefits and difficulties of creating a standard definition. Is the loose use of the word “barefoot” causing problems?
Minimalist / barefoot shoes are now being made by most of the major performance brands. How do you know what is really a minimalist shoe and what is just marketing? There are 6 key features to look for. If the shoe you are looking at doesn’t have all 6, then it’s not a minimalist shoe.
Damien was our first guest on The Living Barefoot Show in 2009! We welcome Damien back to see what he’s been up to – and he has been busy. Damien has started a review site called ToeSalad.com and continues to share his experiences on his personal blog. Damien loves the outdoors and joins us today to give us his perspective on proper barefoot technique while Hiking.
Special Event – Meet Tina Dubois in Las Vegas – Introduction to Natural Running Introduction to Natural Running Coming to Las Vegas! A two-hour clinic introducing natural running form for experienced and non-experienced runners. Whether you want to run completely barefoot or in minimalist footwear, this clinic will teach [...]
Episode 32: We Interview Galahad Clark & Lee Saxby Aired: June 11, 2011 Today we are very pleased to release interviews of two of the greats in the industry. Galahad Clark, THE Clark of Clark Shoes, answers questions about VIVOBAREFOOT in a strikingly honest way. Tina talks with Galahad [...]
This article was originally published on: Naturally Engineered http://naturallyengineered.com/blog The Easiest Way to Learn How to Step Lightly: “Run quietly, step lightly. Whether you are running or walking, barefoot or in shoes, it should be your goal to take lighter steps. Lighter steps mean you are impacting the ground with less force. Think of [...]
Vibram FiveFingers are arguably the first and most popular minimalist shoes on the market. With more and more specialist special models as well as a great selection of multi-purpose models, FiveFingers are a great gift for the barefooter who needs to wear shoes now and then or your favorite barefoot runner. FiveFingers Classic: Most minimalist [...]
Barefoot Ted’s Luna Sandal Review By Tina Dubois Review of the Original Luna Sandal We are very pleased to review the Original Luna Sandal, an huarache running sandal made in the Pacific Northwest, USA by a company started by Barefoot Ted McDonald. The Luna is as minimal a shoe as it comes, made of simply [...]
Vibram FiveFingers Performa Jane Shoe Review By Tina Dubois Review of Vibram FiveFingers Performa Jane Shoe We are very pleased to review the Performa Jane, a women’s specific Mary Jane-style indoor shoe with amazing barefoot feel. These shoes are very similar to the Performas that were released last year but the upper is made of [...]
This article was originally published on Barefoot Running Running with Bare Feet and Bare Paws: “Many runners enjoy running with their dog – not only do you get that dog walk out of the way while you exercise at the same time, but many dogs actually enjoy running and provide runners with companionship and safety. [...]
Attention would be barefooters! Be careful as you start your barefooting journey! You don’t want to injure yourself and have a negative experience. Here’s a story about overdoing it. This article was originally published on go barefooting When Over Doing It Becomes Over Did It: “ How do you know when you’ve overdone it? Do [...]
One has to be careful when running barefooted or with minimalist shoes. The barefoot chronicles delineates some possible injuries and how to prevent them. Read on… This article was originally published on Barefoot Chronicles Barefoot Running Injuries… Broken Toes: “ During my latest barefoot/ minimalist shoe running workshop at Crossfit Grand Rapids, we had a [...]
Sean Fillner a minimalist runner has posted a personal account of his struggles with running injuries and how minimalist shoes has helped. This article was originally published on DailyMile Community Blog Going Minimalist to Escape Injury: A Runner’s Experience | dailymile community blog: “ Hey Dailymilers! I want to start off with a small introduction. [...]
Summer from Barefoot running has posted an article about barefoot walking, getting started and the benefits of moving barefooted. Check it out! This article was originally published on Barefoot Running Barefoot Walking has Benefits, too!: Barefoot Walking has Benefits, too! When you start out as a new barefoot runner, chances are you’ll start by just [...]
We Interview Christopher McDougall – Author of Born to Run Christopher McDougall is a well-spoken, humble man who has through the popularity of his book brought about some of the biggest changes in the perception of feet and running in recent years. Join us in learning about how this talented author wrote his book, discovered [...]
Barefooters think about the surface they are walking on a lot. Misjudging how walkable or runnable a particular surface is could be very painful. Barefoot Chronicles has posted a little guide on a few examples of running surfaces. Check it out. This article was originally published on Barefoot Chronicles Barefoot Running on Crushed Limestone: “ [...]
We Interview Daniel Howell The Living Barefoot Show – Episode 16 – We Interview Daniel Howell, Author of The Barefoot Book. Daniel’s book is a wonderful addition to the barefooters library. Using diagrams and covering subjects that few other books have covered in great details, Daniel goes into great detail of how the foot works, [...]
This article was originally published on Barefoot Running Barefoot Terminology 101: “New to barefoot running? Checking out the articles on our site? Chances are you’re seeing some terms used over and over and you are wondering what they mean. Understanding the language of running – especially barefoot running – is important. Knowing how to correctly [...]
Here is a great gift idea for the barefooter in your life! The Barefoot Book by Daniel Howell. Guess who is going to be on the Living Barefoot show coming soon? Listen for an interview with the author soon! The society for barefoot living has posted a synopsis of the book. This article was originally [...]
Okay, this is article from InvisibleShoe is a bit of a rant, but it’s a good starting out guide. Check it out… This article was originally published on InvisibleShoe.com Getting started with barefoot running: “ Imagine that you haven’t lifted weights in a while… or ever. And imagine that you got the idea that [...]
Rob from Barefoot Running has posted an article debunking some mainstream media myths and provides a short guide for getting started on your barefoot running journey. This article was originally published on Barefoot Running Practical Barefoot Running: Myths: You will never get injured again. You will cure your injuries. Just shuck off your shoes [...]
This article was originally published on In Between My Toes We mustn’t forget that our feet are deconditioned from wearing “supportive” shoes all the time. When you are looking to transition to being barefoot or wearing minimalist shoes for activities of daily living or for more active pursuits, you need to make slow progress. Slow [...]
The Living Barefoot Show Episode 14 – We Interview Podiatrist Dr. Michael Nirenberg Those of us who have found freedom from our shoes, or at least shoes that provide more freedom are passionate about our views and experiences. We feel that we have rediscovered the obvious solution to so many problems, and they have been [...]
Review of The Barefoot Running Book by Jason Robillard First I have to gush about how nice it is to have authors writing more and more books about barefooting and barefoot running. Since Christopher McDougal’s book, Born To Run, the interest world-wide has grown from a trickle into a stream. Jason Robillard’s book is another [...]
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The Dangers of Barefooting How to start off on the right foot: By Al Gauthier Have I got your attention with my suggestive title? Is barefooting really dangerous? The short answer is that it can be! Just about any activity can be dangerous if done the wrong way I would like to propose that as [...]