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11 Reasons Podiatrists Dislike Bare Feet
Maybe it’s time I did a listicle.
Yesterday, over at Barefoot and Grounded, Michael Buttgen had an excellent and interesting posting that got me thinking. The posting was Studies? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Studies (to Live Barefoot)!.
In it he addresses the fact that so many (mostly podiatrists) who are against going barefoot keep saying there isn’t enough evidence to support the idea: “Studies have not been able to show that going barefoot is better for you than wearing shoes.” He points out that that is totally backwards. As he puts it...
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A year ago I quit smoking. For my birthday today I decided to run a race for the American Lung Association in Harrisburg, PA. (Barefoot, of course!!) ...and placed! It was even announced that I "ran the whole thing barefoot!"
A true miracle! What a wonderful birthday gift.
Bad A$$ Feet
Last week I heard for the first time about the Downtown Detroit Runners.
On their website they talk about how the weekly participants range from walkers to marathoners, and I figured, hey, what the heck!
So last night I showed up for the Tuesday evening four mile/six mile run in Midtown.
Turns out they've been doing this for decades, and most of the folks are hard core marathoners and ultra runners. One guy asked me about barefoot/minimalist and where it's at/where's it going etc., so I gave the whole spiel as if I was an expert or something. He told me his weekly mileage in full blown running shoes and I commented "Hey, obviously for you it works so there's no need to even think about switching things up".
Turned out he holds a WORLD RECORD for marathon running!
Most were of course amused by my bare feet, and...
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