Archives March 2011 - Barefoot Running Australia

Where is the evidence in favour of distance running shoes? What does Nike say?

Where is the evidence in favour of distance running shoes? What does Nike say?

Amongst many health professionals and enthusiasts there is a reluctance to accept barefoot running. I’m totally open with people having alternative opinions as long as it’s based on logic. If, for example, people feel that they have not come across enough evidence or proof to suggest that we should be barefoot that’s OK. But to then turn around and tell people to run in shoes is ... »

Why I went from shoes to barefoot running

Why I went from shoes to barefoot running

The first time I ever had a conversation about the idea of running barefoot was a couple of year ago just after I had finished playing a game of tennis. We were sitting around chatting and my partner in crime, Ben, was explaining that we don’t need to wear sports shoes for simple running. He argued that anatomically our bare-feet have all the necessary requirements for running. I scoffed at the id... »

Learn to Run Barefoot with Lee Saxby

Learn to Run Barefoot with Lee Saxby

This is a great video created by Terra Plana featuring barefoot running coach Lee Saxby. Lee explains the importance of correct body posture and foot strike when running, and teaches how to become a more efficient runner. »

Chris McDougall’s Born to Run

Chris McDougall’s Born to Run

Christopher McDougall's take on the human capacity to run, barefoot running, the misinformation marketed by large shoe companies and an extraordinary tale about some extraordinary native Mexicans - the Tarahumura »