Barefoot running  // Posts categorised as Barefoot running

2016 publications: From the armchair to the site, via these journals

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Much of what you read here on this site is my attempt to translate the research I'm interested in, and which can be applied to the real world, in a way that makes it more "palatable" to you. This post, however, summarizes some of the "source" research, the scientific articles that I've had published in the last 12 months, for those wanting to see the academic side of the discussions we have.

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The Vibram lawsuit, barefoot running and science perspectives

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Vibram Five Finger shoes were last week ordered to pay $3.75 million in a class action lawsuit settlement. What it means for the barefoot running movement, and some scientific insights

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A minimalism/ barefoot fad and inconsequential footstrikes?

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Was the barefoot and minimalist running 'explosion' just a fad? Recent stats from the shoe industry suggest a decline. Here's why it's more likely a "sustainable niche", along with more caution on extremism and advocacy.

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The low-carb, high fat diet debate and deviant thinking

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Deviant thinking is a crucial driver of progress, but there's a point where it becomes extreme and unnecessarily polarizing. Balance and complexity are good...

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Vibram shoes named in lawsuit: The danger of barefoot running

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I received this link from a reader yesterday, which explains how Vibram USA Inc and Vibram FiveFingers LLC are part of a lawsuit where it is being alleged that they made “deceptive and misleading statements about the benefits of barefoot running”. It is alleged that the company, which makes the now famous Five-Finger shoe (pic […]

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01 Feb 2012 Posted in Barefoot running

Barefoot Kilimanjaro: Mission Accomplished – Video diaries

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On Saturday, 29 January, at 12.45 South Africa time, our entire team of six barefoot climbers (that’s me on the right – pics of the whole team coming soon!), and four support crew (in shoes) reached Uhuru Peak, at 5,895m, the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro and the highest point in Africa. The trip, as I […]

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21 Jan 2012 Posted in Barefoot running

The Barefoot Kilimanjaro Challenge

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Only 3 days to go before I jet off to Kilimanjaro to tackle Africa’s highest summit, and the world’s highest free-standing mountain…barefoot… Let me start off by pointing out that doing this climb has NOTHING to do with advocacy for barefoot running (or living) and nor is it even related to the whole barefoot running […]

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29 Nov 2011 Posted in Barefoot running

The Barefoot running round-table discussion from UKSEM

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At the 2011 UKSEM conference, Ross chaired a roundtable on barefoot running. Here's what transpired.

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22 Nov 2011 Posted in Barefoot running

Barefoot running: An overview

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So last night, at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa where I’m based, I gave a presentation on barefoot running, aimed at the public.  A big topic, obviously, always guaranteed to pull a good crowd and generate lively debate.  Which it did. It’s a topic I’ve covered in , with approaches ranging from a look […]

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