Vivo Barefoot Ra black

Today I took one step further in my transition to barefoot walking. I went to Fotkultur in Malmö and bought a pair of black Vivo Barefoot Ra. The Ra is one of the most classic VIVOBAREFOOT styles to date. The sumptuous vegetable tanned leather upper sits on the original VIVOBAREFOOT sole. It's a truly versatile... Continue Reading →

Keen Sayulita Lace

I bought Keen Sun Valley Slipper in September and I really like them. Today I got my Keen Sayulita Lace. These are, just like the slipper, “barefoot” in style with almost no heal and a fairly flexible sole. The shoes are wide and really comfortable. Perfect for your transition from work to play, week to... Continue Reading →

ChiRunning

Chi Running and Chi Walking is an interesting concept. In Chi Living, Chi Running and Chi Walking basic principles of T’ai Chi are employed to optimize the flow of energy in your body, to reduce the use of force for moving forward, and thereby reduce the risk of injury, while maximizing the benefits of healthy... Continue Reading →

Learning the skill of barefoot running

I came across a video on YouTube, Terra Plana - Learning the skill of barefoot running (see below) which shows the basic changes needed to run barefoot. Video: Terra Plana - Learning the skill of barefoot running

Nike Free 3.0 V2

I have been posting some about barefoot running and walking. The big shoe companies are clearly paying attention to the (minimalist approach) trend. Nike was first to market with the Nike Free, a flexible shoe for “barefoot like running” with less padding than the company’s typical offerings. The Nike Free line of footwear features a... Continue Reading →

You Walk Wrong

I came across an interesting article: You Walk Wrong. It took 4 million years of evolution to perfect the human foot. But we’re wrecking it with every step we take. Adam Sternbergh tells his story plus adds facts and information. MBT shoes are mentioned (not even close to barefoot) as well as Vivo Barefoot. MBT-shoes... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Tarahumara, the running people

I am interested in the concept of barefoot running and walking. While looking for information about barefoot running I came across this video about the Tarahuama, the running people. It's amazing which distances they are able to run. Video: The Tarahumara - A Hidden Tribe of Superathletes Born to Run

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