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Running to Work

Running to Work

In this post I’d like to share some thoughts on the pleasures of running to work and the development of a sustainable running form. I’ve been running barefoot to work daily for nearly 1 ½ years now, I started with a 22k round trip but since moving house a while back it’s now a 26km round trip four times per week that amounts a little over 2 ½ hours running per day. As mentioned in an earlier post,... »

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 ... »

Micah True

Micah True

Micah True dies doing what he loved. »

Running Injuries

Running Injuries

I thought it was about time that I provided you all with a brief summary of running, injury rates and the advantages of barefoot running. Running is one of the most popular sports across the world. It is either performed as exercise to keep fit, competitively or as part of other sports such football, basketball etc. The current prevalence of lower injuries in running ranges from 19-79% depending o... »

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... »

Welcome to Barefoot Running Australia

Welcome to Barefoot Running Australia

Welcome to the first post of Barefoot Running Australia, the beginning of our exploration into all things barefoot in the land down under. Our aim is to build a community and meeting place to promote the benefits of running barefoot in modern day society. There are many health and performance benefits from running barefoot, with a growing body of evidence coming to light everyday.  The goal of the... »