Barefoot running

A minimalism/ barefoot fad and inconsequential footstrikes?

2013-05-16: 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…

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Barefoot running, shoes, and born to run

2011-06-06: A comprehensive discussion of the barefoot running debate, explaining the origins of the theory, its validity and potential stumbling…

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Barefoot running and shoes Q & A Part 5

2010-03-17: The final instalment in a 5-part Q & A series on barefoot running. Today: innovation, the future and an ultimate…

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Barefoot running and shoes Q & A Part 4

2010-03-17: Part 4 of our barefoot Q & A, tackling cushioning, proprioception, the strength of the foot & 'intelligent' muscle…

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Barefoot running and shoes Q & A Part 3

2010-03-17: In this instalment of the barefoot Q & A, we discuss performance and injury implications, and belief around…

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Barefoot running and shoes Q & A Part 2

2010-03-16: We discuss the footstrike and the kinematic changes associated with barefoot…

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Barefoot running and shoes Q & A Part 1

2010-03-16: 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…

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Barefoot running: An overview

2011-11-22: 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.…

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A short thought on sport: Evaluating Eliud. Is Kipchoge a next-gen 2:02 marathoner, or a mid-2:04 runner in a technologically superior shoe? Who knows?

2019-05-01: Eliud Kipchoge is a physiological marvel. The Nike Vaporfly is a technological marvel. Both improve marathon performance. Except these statements can't both be true, and…

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