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Nike recently unveiled the Vaporfly Elite, the shoe it has been working on to help it break the 2-hour marathon barrier. The shoe incorporates a "spring plate", and is claimed to have significant performance implications. I think the shoe, and the incorporation of spring-like devices in all shoes, should be banned for future credibility of performance. Here's why
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.
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
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 […]
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, […]
The final instalment in a 5-part Q & A series on barefoot running. Today: innovation, the future and an ultimate conclusion
Part 4 of our barefoot Q & A, tackling cushioning, proprioception, the strength of the foot & 'intelligent' muscle tuning
In this instalment of the barefoot Q & A, we discuss performance and injury implications, and belief around shoes