by Barefoot TJ at 11:31 PM
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An Oldie but a Goodie!

Why Shoes Make "Normal" Gait Impossible
How flaws in footwear affect this complex human function.
By William A. Rossi, D.P.M.
Each year, consumers spend hundreds of millions of dollars for "walking shoes" promising to help the wearer walk "right" or more comfortably. Each year, additional hundreds of millions of dollars are spent for orthotics designed to "normalize" foot balance, stability, and gait. Podiatrists and other medical practitioners are constantly applying therapies and ancillary products to correct gait faults and re-establish "normal" gait.

While such therapies provide some...
by Steven Sashen at 8:03 PM
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Men’s Health Barefoot Running Article … more of the same
By Steven Sashen

The recent “Special Report” in Men’s Health about barefoot running has inspired me to help you make a career change.

You, too, can write an article about barefoot running that will appear in a major newspaper, magazine, or television show, if you do the following.

Ten Steps to writing a popular barefoot running article
  1. Open with a headline suggesting that barefoot running is evil or dangerous. Ideally, use some pun about feet, or running that if the reader only saw the title, would suggest that there’s no value in ever running in your bare feet. Even if your...
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by stjohnthegambler at 2:38 PM
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Hood2Coast 2013
BRS's H2C Team
By John "stjohnthegambler" Yohe

I remember thinking after last year's Hood2Coast that I wasn't even sure I wanted to do another one. And yet, then as the idea of a Barefoot Runners Society team grew, I grew more excited. Et voilà, here we are, thanks for some awesome organizers to get us signed up, and lined up: Jen for doing all the paperwork and Christy for advice and logistics and generally knowing what she's doing (because the rest of us certainly don't).

Turns out Christy and I are the only ones who have...