Running shoes  // Posts categorised as Running shoes

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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01 Jun 2010 Posted in Barefoot running/Running shoes

Barefoot running – the safe neutral ground

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Thanks to everyone for the lively discussion on the .  It certainly stimulated much more debate than I could keep up with, especially while travelling back from the UK. I know we’ve received many, many comments in response, and many readers don’t read those comments (though if you have some time, there are some good […]

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29 May 2010 Posted in Barefoot running/Running shoes

Barefoot running and injuries

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About four months ago, we did a lengthy series on barefoot running, which began with  looking at how habitual barefoot runners’ mechanics different from shod runners’.  That was followed up by a , where we looked at the evidence for barefoot running as a means to prevent injury. In that , looking at the Harvard study, […]

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17 Mar 2010 Posted in Barefoot running/Running shoes

Barefoot running and shoes Q & A Part 5

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The final instalment in a 5-part Q & A series on barefoot running. Today: innovation, the future and an ultimate conclusion

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17 Mar 2010 Posted in Barefoot running/Running shoes

Barefoot running and shoes Q & A Part 4

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Part 4 of our barefoot Q & A, tackling cushioning, proprioception, the strength of the foot & 'intelligent' muscle tuning

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17 Mar 2010 Posted in Barefoot running/Running shoes

Barefoot running and shoes Q & A Part 3

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In this instalment of the barefoot Q & A, we discuss performance and injury implications, and belief around shoes

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16 Mar 2010 Posted in Barefoot running/Running shoes

Barefoot running and shoes Q & A Part 2

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We discuss the footstrike and the kinematic changes associated with barefoot running

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16 Mar 2010 Posted in Barefoot running/Running shoes

Barefoot running and shoes Q & A Part 1

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We kick off a 5-part Q & A series on all things barefoot and shod running. We start with a discussion of "natural" running, and ask whether there is a right way to run?

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