Sam, Author at Barefoot Running Australia's Posts

Testing the Inov8  Bare-X Lite 150

Testing the Inov8 Bare-X Lite 150

Hmmmmm how to describe the Bare-X Lite 150s???? I’ve had these shoes for 2 months now and I’m sitting on the fence as to whether I love them or not. Which I guess, is a statement in itself. At this point I need to point out that I have been recovering from hip injuries (too much cycling!) in the test time, but I think that has made some aspects of the shoes clearer in some ways. By tha... »

Dan Lieberman on the Colbert Report

Dan Lieberman on the Colbert Report

I have so much respect for Dr Lieberman. I thoroughly enjoyed his seminar when he was in Sydney in 2011. Here he is, in the hot seat with Stephen Colbert: »

Do you know your foot and ankle anatomy?

Do you know your foot and ankle anatomy?

I just stumbled across this video and thought I must share this immediately. Its very nicely explained and easy to follow. Great intro to the anatomy of the foot and ankle. Don’t be put off by the silly animation of the person walking in the beginning! »

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... »

VIVOBAREFOOT Neo’s

VIVOBAREFOOT Neo’s

I love these shoes. There I said it. Was I given these shoes to test? Yes. Was I given these shoes by VIVOBAREFOOT? No. Have these shoes been classified as women’s running shoes on Natureshop’s website since I’ve had them? Yes. Have I delayed writing this review because I’ve been enjoying these shoes too much? YES!!!! Here is the bombshell folks: they look normal!!! I have ... »

Beautiful Running Technique

Beautiful Running Technique

I could just watch this video over and over again! Take note of how well he maintains his head posture, nice upright trunk, maintaining knee flexion at foot strike and the beautiful fore/mid-foot strike. This is what we should be aiming for! »

A success story from myfivefingers.com

A success story from myfivefingers.com

A great little post on Myfivefingers.com I can’t stress strongly enough that the Barefoot Running Style that we so strongly believe in requires time to adapt. As mentioned in this post Kathy got stress fractures in her feet from trying to do too much too soon. Barefoot Running is a skill and it is by no means an instant cure to your running injuries. There are many variables that can affect ... »

Vivobarefoot Ultra

Vivobarefoot Ultra

I was excited to try these shoes out. It’s features were very appealing: fantastically light (113 grams), super thin sole (6mm), waterproof and won’t break the budget (about A$100). It’s one thing to read that a pair of shoes weighs a measly 113g but to actually hold them is astonishing. The design is straightforward with a light, protective outer shell and an internal neoprene sock that can be re... »

Micah True

Micah True

Micah True dies doing what he loved. »

Essential Strengthening for Running

Essential Strengthening for Running

An exercise we should all be doing: the Squat! Not sure how to do them? No problem, we got you covered. This is a great demonstration: How to Use Proper Squat Technique »

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