Running barefoot? Is that for fashion or because to be "accepted"?
Hard to tell really. So, for the past few months, i have been toying with the idea and it started with me going barefoot in the park - very much against wifey's wish as she fear for my safety.
Let me start the article/discussion today with a caveat :
Barefoot running is not meant for SPEED. It is for endurance.
|Going naked In Kalimantan|
|Papa got me new shoes. Brooks Ghost4 for Junior|
|Attempting Barefoot walk on crusher run - damn jolting to the system|
|Sole victor: Ethiopian athlete Abebe Bikila runs barefoot for victory in the Rome 1960 Olympic Games marathon. (Caption and photo from Mirror.co.uk. article on 100 Days to Olympic)|
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|Full report can be obtained here|
|Personal Choice, really|
2. Learning the most basic form of running which is to land forefoot, which in return helps with injury prevention especially to the Achilles tendon (as you will tend to stretch it more running barefoot) or even plantar fasciitis.
3. More real feel on the ground. You will notice all minimalist shoes has one aim - with very low (or zero) drop at the heel that makes you standing, walking or running as close to barefoot as possible. We heel strike because most modern running shoes has thick heels.
4. It is free. Running don't get anymore simpler than this. Next is to run topless.
|Tortured By Choice|
However, please be reminded and be well aware and informed that not everyone could run barefoot the same way. We are all not born the same way and we all have different bio-mechanic. Read this article. It is an interesting outlook and offer a differing opinion to to Harvard study.
Excuse me while i go and create more calluses on my feet. See you all on the road.
*all images used in this posting belongs to tristupe.com as shown in his instagram account, unless stated otherwise.