Our Expert Lee Saxby
VIVOBAREFOOT has chosen to partner with Lee Saxby because he understands barefoot running and natural locomotion better than anyone else.
About Lee Saxby
Lee is at the forefront of applied barefoot science. He has spent 20 years studying with the leading researchers across the fields of biomechanics, nutrition, athletic training, evolutionary biology and functional medicine.
The coaching drills he uses are based on a deep understanding of the biomechanics of movement and his extensive practical experience of fixing injured runners and developing performance athletes.
He is considered by many as one of the best in his field, and has been described as “The World’s Best Running Coach” by Christopher McDougall, author of the international bestseller, Born to Run, and by Harvard Professor, Daniel Lieberman as “Exceptional”. Read their glowing testimonials here.
VIVOBAREFOOT Training Clinic with Lee Saxby
We have worked with Lee Saxby to create the VIVOBAREFOOT Training Clinic. Using the Training Clinic you can learn the skill of barefoot movement using the host of our education resources. Read the ultimate guide to barefoot running Proprioception: Making Sense of Barefoot Running. Use the Barefoot Running Coach app, Find a Certified Barefoot Coach or Become a Coach.
To read on specific topics in the eBook, check out the individual chapters:
Chapter 1: We have forgotten how to run
Chapter 3: Proprioception: Our sixth sense
Chapter 4: Footwear that makes sense
Chapter 5: Reawaken your Innate Barefoot Running Skill
Lee Saxby’s FAQ’s
As an expert running coach, many people come to Lee with everything from transition questions to very specific running injury questions. We’ve used real examples and compiled some of the most frequently asked questions to Lee here.
Question: I have flat feet and normally wear orthotics. I find that my feet are sore after running with regular shoes and orthotics. Do you think barefoot running is today for flat footed folks? I'd like to give it a try!
Lee’s Response: I think barefoot running is perfect for 'flat feet'. A natural foot has strong intrinsic muscles that provide an arch when it is not loaded (no weight applied) but the same muscles and the plantar fascia are flexible enough to allow the foot to be 'flat' when loaded. This a natural, flexible, elastic foot that is perfect for shock absorption and the best way to develop this is barefoot running. Start with a mile and do not run more frequently than every 72hrs so your body can recover fully between runs.