Barefoot Runners Society
2015 IBRD™ TEE SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST IS ON!
WE NEED YOU!
The 5th Annual International Barefoot Running Day™ will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015!
It's that time of year again! Time to start the 2015 IBRD Tee Shirt DESIGN Contest!
The International Barefoot Running Day T-shirt design contest has begun! The contest idea was inspired by the threads with awesome barefoot sayings and some great foot print designs added to the Zazzle store shirts. In order to get the word out about 2015 International Barefoot Running Day and give us some awesome shirt choices for this wonderful event, we are going to have a contest. If you've got design skills, then we'd like to see what you can come up with!
What is your...
Back by popular demand ...... February Toes on Roads Competition
By Martin (gueng)
Dear Barefooters and Minimalists around the World,
It is my pleasure to announce that the next Toes on Roads Competition, which will be held in February 2015 (so you don't have to wait until May as announced earlier) will start at 00:00 (12:00 am) UTC, February 1, 2015, and finish at 23:59 (11:59 pm) UTC, February 28, 2015.
Here is the spreadsheet...
International Triathlon Union now allows barefoot running!
As of December 2014, the ITU have deleted their rule forbidding running in bare feet.
Here is the deleted rule:
The full rules are here: http://www.triathlon.org/uploads/docs/itusport_competition-rules_december20141.pdf
This is great news for all barefooters!
Natural Foot Health vs. Shoe Industry
By Dr. Ray McClanahan
I was recently on vacation with my family in Hawaii. One evening, we attended a Luau, where nearly every native Hawaiian had beautiful spread toes and strong healthy feet. That is not often the case on the mainland. I couldn’t help but wonder if it was related to the fact that they work and live barefoot and in flat footwear. Contrast that with the visiting mainlanders’ feet that I observed on the beach and poolside, with the usual hammertoes and bunions. Their feet were shaped like ill-fitting footwear. To continue reading, please visit: http://naturalrunningcenter.com/2014/02/26/natural-foot-health-vs-shoe-industry/
My Barefoot Bio
Here is a brief background about my barefoot life.
By Phil Maffetone
I spent a good amount of my childhood playing outside barefoot. My first official barefoot race was in 1968—a 220 yard sprint during a high school track and field meet. In the 1970s, en route to studying to become a doctor, I learned all about the structure and function of the human foot as a key to optimal posture and movement. This included understanding its bones, muscles and movements, and how to fix a dysfunctional foot.
In 1977, I entered private practice with a focus on treating athletic and stress-related injuries. All the patients I saw were asked to first take off their shoes. I not only...
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