Feb
06
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by Barefoot TJ at 5:42 PM
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Army Study Goes Big, Recommends Barefoot
By Dr. Michael Nirenberg, DPM

Whether storming the beaches of Normandy or sweeping across the Kuwaiti border, the U.S. Army is known for making big, bold statements. Take their latest medical research as further proof. This study was huge and thorough. The study sampled over 2,500 people, all of them serious runners. The average person in the study had been a runner for eight years! Army physicians evaluated the incidence of injuries in runners who wore traditional shoes, minimalist and no shoes at all. Did barefoot runners prove to be the healthiest yet again?

Score Another One for Barefoot

As you might have guessed by my enthusiastic buildup, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” Runners who opted...
Jan
31
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by Barefoot TJ at 8:51 PM
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Take that, Peter Lorre
By Thom David

The last half-marathon I ran was the America’s Finest City, on San Diego’s hottest day of the year in August 2012. I ran shod, and predictably, after the race I was injured, this time in my hip. I’d just started reading Born to Run, but was only about a third of the way through it. Still to come was McDougall’s spirited indictment of the running shoe industry, his account of Lieberman’s Harvard study on barefoot running, and Caballo Blanco gliding over hills in the Copper Canyon. I had no idea how my running life was about to change.

Little did I know it at the time, but this would be my last shod race.

AFC was brutal. I’m not a hot weather runner, full stop. By the end of that...
Jan
27
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by Barefoot TJ at 7:21 PM
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Does Arch Type Predict Athletic Ability?
By Dr. Emily Splichal, DPM

It is believed that many factors play a role in the development of athletic performance. From cardiorespiratory capacity to skeletal muscle function, can our genetic and musculoskeletal makeup predict our talent as an athlete?

With many sports performed in closed chain environments our foot is highly integrated in lower extremity kinematics, postural stability and force production. Exactly how important is the foot type in determining athletic skill?

With most attention on the association between foot types and risk of injury, what if instead we took a moment to look at certain foot variances and the advantages each may have on athletic performance? To read...
Jan
21
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by Barefoot TJ at 12:54 AM
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2013 IBRD TEE SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST IS ON!
WE NEED YOU!


The 3rd Annual International Barefoot Running Day will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013!

It's that time of year again! Time to start the IBRD Tee Shirt DESIGN Contest!

What is your vision of International Barefoot Running Day? What does IBRD mean to you? How would you represent IBRD to the world? If you can envision it in design, perhaps you can share it with us.

If you have skills, and we know you do, please consider putting together something for the 2013 IBRD Tee Shirt DESIGN Contest. We will begin accepting your submissions right away. We will collect them and then present them to the BRS...