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The thought of running around barefoot in the grass may conjure memories of childhood play, but people are leaving their stuffy gyms and running shoes in the dust to take fitness back to its roots, to move the body the way it was designed. Believe it or not, those fancy shoes may actually be hindering your performance, and your health. With warm weather here, now is the time for you to get in on this innovative, fun and surprisingly beneficial way to work up a sweat.
Men's Health have supported barefoot running for a while now. This recent article highlights the benefits of barefoot running and has some great advice on barefoot training. They sum up very nicely what we've been banging on about for a the last few years.
“Curious about barefoot running? I am, too! It’s hard not to be–the trend is exploding all over running stores, clubs and parks across the country. (NYC readers, you’ve seen the barefoot runners plodding around Central Park, haven’t you?) But for those of us who are not yet ready to grin and bear it, Terra Plana has developed a new barefoot running shoe called the Evo that promises to harness all of the physiological benefits (strengthening the muscles in your foot, aligning your natural posture, improving your gait) while protecting your tootsies with a super-thin yet resistant sole.”
According the the article on Style.com the Evo is: “like running Barefoot, but better.”
“‘We were built to run barefoot,’ Saxby told me”
“The primitive approach to running, as it happens, is catching on. It started with a paper from Harvard professorDaniel Lieberman that explored the mechanics of different kinds of foot strikes in runners, ultimately suggesting that barefoot running reduces the impact on feet, thus leading to less injury.”
“Most runners have a tendency to land hard on their heels-which are typically cushioned by souped-up shoes designed to absorb the impact.”