Last year at the 24 hour run in Wakefield, Massachusetts we caught up with Dr Betty Holsden-Smith; a 70 year old woman who has run over 1,000 miles in her VIVOBAREFOOT Evos.
She transitioned from walking to barefoot running, and recommends it to anyone and everyone. For her, running is an opportunity to connect with her natural surroundings.
This year she is set to race in an ultramarathon! She is an amazingly inspirational woman.
Thank you Dr Betty.
Professor Daniel Lieberman Interview from vivobarefoot on Vimeo.
Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, Daniel Lieberman talks to VIVOBAREFOOT about, amongst other things, running barefoot.
If you haven’t done so already read Dan Lieberman’s barefoot study, published in Nature: “Foot strike patterns and collision forces in habitually barefoot versus shod runners”
Dr. Lieberman and his colleagues spent years looking at the evolution of man. In particular at his capacity to run and potential history as ‘persistence’ or endurance hunters, capable of running animals to exhaustion as they hunted their prey.
The central ideas is that “as ancient man left the trees and the jungle, he adapted and became more of a runner than a climber. Many adaptations and changes took place, including, but not limited, to changes in the lower leg and foot.” Michael Sandler
from Runbare.com summarises ”In his latest study, Dr. Lierberman and his colleagues looked at the difference between barefoot runners and shod runners to understand the differences in form, efficiency, impact, and to try and better understand how we evolved into the bipedal runners we are today.”
The benefits of barefoot training are tremendous, but often not possible because of safety concerns. The minimalistic VIVOBAREFOOT Evo has made this type of training possible and those benefits a reality for the team setting. Freedom of movement and a quality grip for the foot are two of the key components that make these shoes the perfect addition to training attire. The craftsmanship and the distinctive look of the Evo also impress.
We’re on Episode 27 of the Living Barefoot Show – Whatâ€™s New for VIVOBAREFOOT in 2011.
Here’s Professional Golfer Oliver Wilson wearing the VIVOBAREFOOT Evo II’s. He’s currently at the Volvo Golf Championship at the Royal Golf Club in Bahrain (which is part of the European Tour).
You can view the original article at MSN.com. Here’s what they said about us:
Running barefoot through virgin forests or along deserted beaches is the stuff of dreams for even the most reluctant runner – but try going shoeless along an urban street or in a gym and you’ll find that the fantasy vanishes pretty quickly.
Vivobarefoot could well be the next best thing. Developed in conjunction with barefoot running coach Lee Saxby, the Neo is a high performance trainer which is light and comfortable and includes a colourful funky design so it also works well as a fashion shoe. From about £82.
Visit the Vivobarefoot website
At this time of year the internet is bursting with blogs and articles about New Year’s resolutions. Although we are not renowned for our conventional stance on modern lifestyle (cue VIVOBAREFOOT) I stumbled upon a refreshing post, by Katrina Holigores from Soul Train about barefoot running in the New Year.
Read the full article on Soul Train or Philstar.com