Wiggling Their Toes at the Shoe Giants

In my research around barefoot running and walking I found an interesting article in New York Times, Wiggling Their Toes at the Shoe Giants. Recent research suggests that for all their high-tech features, modern running shoes may not actually do much to improve a runner’s performance or prevent injuries. Some runners are convinced that they … Continue reading Wiggling Their Toes at the Shoe Giants

Are we born to run?

I came across an interesting TED video in which Christopher McDougall asks: Are we born to run? Christopher McDougall mentions Tarahumara, the running people, tells an interesting story from a marathon race and talks about how humans hunted before weapons were available. Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run?

VIVOBAREFOOT, The original barefoot shoe

VIVOBAREFOOT has a radical concept for their shoes: No heel, no midsole, no arch support, no gimmicks! VIVOBAREFOOT encourages us to move as million years of evolution intended - barefoot. In their Barefoot section is information, including an ebook about "Proprioception: Making sense of Barefoot running" Interesting facts about the foot: With 200,000 nerve endings, … Continue reading VIVOBAREFOOT, The original barefoot shoe