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?
Reebok International Ltd. has reportedly agreed to pay $25 million in refunds to consumers to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that the company falsely claimed that its toning shoes and other products strengthened muscles. What’s the take-home message from this? Understand why you buy the things you buy before you buy them! READ MORE…
This article was originally published on: America’s Podiatrist http://www.americaspodiatrist.com The Imprecise Art of Foot Orthotics: “ The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) is continuing its laudable focus on foot issues with the publication of a feature article on orthotics. The review of the effectiveness of orthotic devices was highly balanced and fair, as is usual [...]
This article was originally published on foot talk Barefoot Australians; How far back does that go?: “Indigenous people seldom ever wore shoes to protect their feet. Most tribes were reported to go unshod but some from the Northern Territory of Australia and adjoining desert country did wear a primitive sandal to protect their feet from [...]
The Living Barefoot Show Interviews Barefoot Michael Join us as we talk to Barefoot Michael, founder of the Primalfoot Alliance. Working hard to educate all of us and to effect change, Barefoot Michael is making a difference in the barefooting world. Listen to the show to find out how. 0 Hour, 34 Minutes, 58 Seconds [...]
Just thought you might like to know that Daniel Howell (The Barefoot Book) is going to be on NBC’s the Today Show on November 30th! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31510813/ns/msnbc_tv-the_dylan_ratigan_show#39748353 The above is a link to his recent appearance on MSNBS’s The Dylan Ratigan Show…..
The Living Barefoot Show Interviews Barefoot Angie Bee Listen to how Angie has moved from shoes to barefoot running. How she trains, her goals, and how she eliminated her back pain. She shares her thoughts on barefooting with her kids. Angie was delightful to interview. This interview should not be missed! To find out more [...]
Review – MBT Fumba Sandal Is the “Anti-Shoe” worth considering? Overall impression It is difficult to put the MBT product into a proper category. In fact, in terms of category, I hesitate to put them in the broad category of “shoe”. These are without any doubt the most awe-inspiring shoes we have reviewed to date. [...]
Foot Changes after Two Years Living the Barefoot Alternative This post has been a long time in coming, over two years in coming actually. I switched to the barefoot alternative in May 2008 and have been wearing barefoot alternative/minimalist footwear as often as possible ever since. I wish I had taken some ‘before’ pictures of [...]
This article was originally published on In Between My Toes Article: ‘Barefoot Running Pros and Cons’: “ Check out Barefoot Running Pros and Cons, an article written by Heba Hosny of Run Addicts. The author claims to shed some light on the controversial issue of barefoot running. While the information shared is not news to [...]
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, [...]
The Barefoot running blog has posted this article about how barefoot running can help you recover from and prevent further running injuries. Check it out! This article was originally published on How Barefoot Running Helps Common Running Injuries: “ How Barefoot Running Helps Common Running Injuries Posted by Summer It may seem like [...]
We interview Michael Sandler, Author of Barefoot Running – How to Run Light and Free by Getting in Touch with the Earth. Listen to the story how Michael’s near death experience led him to become a barefoot runner. Michael talks about his personal history, about how and why he wrote his book. Michael gives us [...]
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 [...]
Read the Full Article Here: Better off barefoot? …. Some podiatrists say barefoot running too risky for most He might share a practice with Nirenberg, but podiatrist Dr. Michael Lacey disagrees with his partner. He says the support is a good thing, especially in a culture where we simply aren’t brought up walking on rough terrain [...]
This article was originally published on Vibram Five Fingers News, Reviews, and Fan Forums – Birthday Shoes An Interview with Barefoot Michael, Founder of the Primalfoot Alliance: “ Barefoot Michael, Founder of the Primalfoot Alliance BirthdayShoes recently interviewed the Founder of the Primalfoot Alliance, Barefoot Michael (We’ve previously seen Michael on BirthdayShoes in his Sprint [...]
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Video This excellent short video done by Nature features Dr. Daniel Lieberman explaining the benefits of barefoot running. httpvhd://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jrnj-7YKZE
Boulder duo promotes barefoot running: Co-founders Michael Sandler, right, and Jessica Lee of the Barefoot Running club in Boulder, are shown while testing out various shoes in Steamboat Springs, to further their minimalist footwear research. (Steamboat Pilot & Today, Matt Stensland) STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The idea that Michael Sandler would be one of the men [...]
barefootrunner.com : natural running & healthy living » Lead Story » Do Running Shoes Cause Injuries?: “Do Running Shoes Cause Injuries? By David • Mar 16th, 2009 • Category: Lead Story • ShareThis Original post on RailRiders.com/blog. Republished with author’s permission. A very insightful post that captures the history and future of running footwear. Hope [...]
What the Video has Christopher McDougall shows a CNN reporter how to run barefoot.
ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR AND RUNNING INJURIES by Dr. Joseph Froncioni Original Can be Found Here Essay on the harmful effects of modern running shoes. (Written a number of years ago, this piece was published in part in the German ultra magazine Spiridon.) PART 1 – INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY Look, if anyone displayed brand-loyalty, it was me. [...]
There is also the Living Barefoot (www.livingbarefoot.info) site which launched in January and hosts The Barefoot Living Show podcast, launched yesterday. Founder and Vancouver barefooter Al Gauthier says membership has grown to about 140 people, with traffic reaching 4,000 hits a month.
Feelmax Shoes Review Note: Feelmax felt our review was unfair and that we did not do our homework during this review. After some suggestions from readers and speaking with Feelmax we were send a new and larger size of Niesa for re-evaluation. Here is the new review: http://www.livingbarefoot.info/2010/05/feelmax-niesa-re-review/ There are three brands that are always [...]
Thrust enhancers, roll bars, microchips…the $20 billion running – shoe industry wants us to believe that the latest technologies will cushion every stride. Yet in this extract from his controversial new book, Christopher McDougall claims that injury rates for runners are actually on the rise, that everything we’ve been told about running shoes is wrong [...]
Is your prescription of distance running shoes evidence-based? Richards CE, Magin PJ, Callister R. PMID: 18424485 [PubMed - in process] Discipline of General Practice, Bowman Building, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan 2308, Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the current practice of prescribing distance running shoes featuring elevated [...]
Stepping in the mud and muck, grass and gravel, has these nature enthusiasts extolling the virtues of going shoeless By Kasha Stoll The Capital-JournalWhen a group of 13 barefoot hikers got bottlenecked at a muddy pass on the Emporia State University nature trail recently, Linda Jones reminded them why they were there. “Just trek on [...]
Walking barefoot During today’s BBC Countryfile programme, there was an interesting feature on Edgar Brown – a man who enjoys walking in the countryside with no shoes and socks on. Now this captured my imagination – as a child I loved nothing better than walking through the fields around our house barefoot, taking in all [...]
A growing number of athletes claim running barefoot can change their lives and prevent all kinds of injuries. Lucy Atkins looks at the pains and the gains. Yanni Papastavrou regularly runs nearly nine miles from his home in Leyton, east London, to University College Hospital in central London. The 37-year-old medical research physicist runs 30 [...]
Flexible shoes are kinder to arthritic knees, but nothing beats going barefoot, according to a study from Rush University Medical College in Chicago. “Stability (firm support) shoes are popular and many people with osteoarthritis of the knee end up wearing them,” says study leader Dr. Najia Shakoor. “But these shoes are associated with significantly higher knee loads compared to more flexible shoes.”
Barefoot 101 Original Here Why run or walk barefoot? 1. Strengthen the muscles in your feet 2. Be injury free thanks to proper foot and body mechanics 3. Increased sensory perception (and running pleasure) 4. Run naturally (easier, faster, lighter) thus you land just like nature intended. Check it out… Look at the illustration below. [...]
Or come to think of it when was the last time you walked around outside without your shoes on? If you are like most people then your feet rarely touch the ground. But nature has designed you and me to walk around in our bare feet for a reason. This article will explain why wearing [...]
CONCORD, Mass. — Vibram®, the worldwide leader in high performance soles based in Concord, Mass., who sponsored Barefoot Ted today in the marathon announced his finishing time of 3:20:16. Ted MacDonald a.k.a. Barefoot Ted, a six-time barefoot marathoner, wore Vibram’s FiveFingers™, unique glove-styled shoes that offer the health benefits of going barefoot with the grip [...]
see the original DANIEL McCABE | Steve Robbins is the researcher Nike loves to hate. The feeling is pretty much mutual. Robbins, an adjunct professor in the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, has published studies indicating that high-priced running shoes account for 123 per cent more foot injuries than cheaper sneakers. He also aims [...]
Kick Off Your Shoes and Run Awhile By CHRISTOPHER McDOUGALL Published: June 23, 2005 – See original article UNTIL he met a reclusive tribe of near-mythical athletes at the bottom of a Mexican canyon, Micah True could never figure out why his running injuries got worse as his running shoes got better. Then, the Tarahumara [...]
A Case for Bare Feet Paul J. Lucas*, Michael M. Berrow, Richard K. Frazine, and Robert A. Neinast This paper describes barefooters: responsible people from all walks of life who greatly enjoy going barefoot as a lifestyle choice because of the pleasure it offers. Read the full article here: http://www.barefooters.org/key-works/case_for/3.health.html#3.4
A Case for Bare Feet Paul J. Lucas*, Michael M. Berrow, Richard K. Frazine, and Robert A. Neinast See original Here Summary This paper describes barefooters: responsible people from all walks of life who greatly enjoy going barefoot as a lifestyle choice because of the pleasure it offers. Despite the fact that there are no [...]
Why Shoes Make “Normal” Gait Impossible How flaws in footwear affect this complex human function. By William A. Rossi, D.P.M. Dr. Rossi, a frequent contributor to this magazine, serves as a consultant for the footwear industry, and resides in Marshfield, MA. Each year, consumers spend hundreds of millions of dollars for “walking shoes” promising to [...]
How going barefoot improves health Ensuring healthy development of the feet during childhood:The flat feet of little children have to form the proper arches on growing up. This is greatly assisted by going barefoot, which helps to avoid flat feet an other deformities with all their life-long consequences: mainly damage of the back, the knees [...]