Harvard professor, Daniel Lieberman, has ditched his expensive running shoes and started running barefoot. His research shows that barefoot runners, who tend to land on their forefoot, generate less impact shock to their body than runners wearing shoes who land heel first. This makes barefoot running comfortable and could minimize running-related injuries.
The Barefoot Professor: A Nature Video Production
You can find the original research here.
There’s not much that needs to be said that hasn’t been said already (read my Definitive Guide to Going Barefoot if you’re interested). This information is becoming widely available on a massive scale. I have a bookmarks folder of all the articles, videos, and research studies about the barefoot vs shoes debate that I’ve encountered online and it’s chock-full of proof that going barefoot is better (and rapidly picking up speed as a viable alternative to shod running, walking, whatever). Anybody who isn’t convinced will be swept away by the dust cloud of running, jumping, and scampering barefooters.
To your health and success,
CST, CST-KS, NSCA-CPT