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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. »

BOOKD on the Barefoot Running Debate: BORN TO RUN

BOOKD on the Barefoot Running Debate: BORN TO RUN

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What Barefoot Runners Do

What Barefoot Runners Do

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“Run and Become” Workshop Videos by Barefoot Ted

“Run and Become” Workshop Videos by Barefoot Ted

Just stumbled across these series of videos by Barefoot Ted hosted by London based specialist running store Run and Become. In these clips Ted shares his philosophy and wisdom on minimalist and barefoot running. We met Ted earlier this year at the Barefoot Running Workshop earlier this year in March and had a great day. We receive many inquiries about these Workshops, for information on any upcomi... »

Adidas unveils new Barefoot Training Shoe

Adidas unveils new Barefoot Training Shoe

Quite strangely, this video is unlisted to the public on YouTube and can only be found by visiting the link directly (or embedding it as done here). In other words this is an advertisement that is purposely being under-promoted. Bit of cognitive dissonance by any chance Adidas? »

Dan Lieberman the “Barefoot Professor” coming to Australia

Dan Lieberman the “Barefoot Professor” coming to Australia

The folks over at Barefootinc have organised another Running Efficiency Workshop and Q&A. We attended the last workshop with Barefoot Ted where we had a fun day and learned a great deal. This time it is with Dr Dan Lieberman aka the “Barefoot Professor” and is being held on Saturday 29th of October. Dr Lieberman is Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and l... »

My Vibram Five Fingers (1 year on)

My Vibram Five Fingers (1 year on)

I got my first pair of Vibrams in early 2010. I decided on the Sprints, and was lucky in that I had no trouble finding the right fit for my feet. Their snug design made them a very comfortable  pair of “shoes”, and I can still remember my first few adventures in them. I had gone straight from regular running shoes so it was a wonderful feeling the freedom they gave my toes. A common co... »

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. »