My name is Nick. I have just turned 48, and have always enjoyed running. When I was at school I was a member of the cross-country team and as a student I was well known for running everywhere. Read more…
Tim Brennan, childhood friend of Galahad Clark, talks to us about the resurgence of barefoot running and reveals the origins of VIVOBAREFOOT. In a series of articles he explains how he came to the idea of “hacking up” his Nikes in search of a truly barefoot shoe.
One of the major landmarks was the barefoot cover story on Nature magazine in January 2010.
That was the point where journalists started to bang the drum about barefoot running.
But why now?
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.
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 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.