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Tagged: Barefoot running

There are few issues that arouse more controversy than the hot topic of barefoot running. The minimalist running approach is characterised by lightweight running shoes with a minimal heel drop – or, taking the phrase literally, the complete abandonment of running shoes. Given the strength of views of proponents and critics alike, it can be difficult to provide a balanced view of the merits or otherwise of this increasingly popular running approach. But that’s what the posts below try to provide.

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    Can you really prevent injuries by running barefoot?

    The human species is one of the most efficient terrestrial animals. We adapted to run on dry riverbeds and grasslands, but development of modern society has strained the evolutionary process. Footwear was initially…

    • Posted June 27, 2014
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    Time To Replace Your Running Shoes?

    If you’re looking for a culprit to your shin splints or knee problems after running, look down. Your shoes and how you land may be to blame. In a new study in the U.S. Army Medical Department...

    • Posted June 24, 2014
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    Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

    Thanks to Christopher McDougall’s revolutionary book “Born to Run”, the latest craze in the running world is going barefoot. As any runner can tell you, if you’re not wearing the right shoes or train too hard for...

    • Posted June 17, 2014
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  • Barefoot Running 101: The Answer To Injury-Free Running?
    Barefoot Running 101: The Answer To Injury-Free Running?

    The world of barefoot running can be baffling for new runners. That’s why in today’s post, we take a look at the basics of barefoot running. And we ask the simple question: is this your route to...

    • Posted June 7, 2014
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  • Barefoot Running: Is It Safe?
    Barefoot Running: Is It Safe?

    The science around the benefits or otherwise of barefoot running is mixed, writes Jon Anderson for Military Times, as coverage of the Vibram lawsuit spreads far and wide. But, for most barefoot runners, the appeal of minimalist...

    • Posted May 27, 2014
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    Vibram barefoot running controversy heats up

    The fall-out around the recent Vibram USA lawsuit continues to dominate the running world. The lawsuit alleged that the barefoot brand had made false and unsubstantiated claims about the health benefits of its footwear. This was a...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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