Archives April 2013 - Barefoot Running Australia

Ankle Exercises for Barefoot Running

Ankle Exercises for Barefoot Running

Running barefoot or in minimal shoes with zero/little drop (i.e. flat shoes) requires a lot of ankle compliance. Basically this means that you need to have good range of motion in your ankle joint if you want less on your feet when you’re running. Otherwise you’re going to run into problems with your Gastroc/Soleus/Achillies tendon complex – your calf and achillies. Here is a hel... »

Slow motion video of foot landings in a live marathon

Slow motion video of foot landings in a live marathon

In the discussion about running technique and whether you have to land on your heels (as most modern running shoes are designed for) or on your balls of your feet, there are people saying that elite marathon runners land on their heels as well. Well, you certainly would think so if you don’t look carefully. This video shows that they are wrong and why this mistake is often made. »