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Can you really prevent injuries by running barefoot?

By on Jun 27, 2014
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The world of barefoot running is a war-ground. Research study and counter-research study. Claim and counter-claim. And, as we all know, the first victim in any war is the truth.

That’s the context through which I read any article on the potential role for barefoot running in injury prevention. So when I come across a post that tackles the issue in an objective way, putting personal preference and prejudice to one side, then I stop and take notice.

A few weeks ago, I read such an article. It was a piece by Peter Milburn, from Griffith University. And the nature of the article was summed up by this comment: “Wow. An article about barefoot running without outrageous claims either way. Rare indeed. Thanks for your thoughtful overview.”

You can find the excellent article here.

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