Barefoot Runners Society
You Have a Foot Size, Not Shoe Size
By Dr. Mark Cucuzzella
The Latin expression, nihil novi sub sole, which translated means “there is nothing new under the sun,” came to mind when I first come across Dr. Phil Hoffman’s study of feet from the Philippines and Pygmies of Central Africa from the early 1900s. Neither group ever wore shoes. Their feet were healthy. As for the shoe-wearing population, Hoffman concluded that most modern shoes not only ignored the natural shape of the human foot, but also end up ruining them because they were too narrow. To continue reading, please visit: http://naturalrunningcenter.com/2013/12/20/foot-size-shoe-size/
Top 10 Reasons To Continue Running Barefoot
By John "stjohnthegambler" Yohe
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1. Everyone already now thinks you’re crazy, you have nothing to lose.
2. Someone has to show all those people wearing “barefoot shoes” what barefoot running really is.
3. Paying $100 for a pair of shoes still seems like a bad idea.
4. Your feet won’t fit in your old shoes anymore.
5. Shoes would feel like lead weights at this point anyways.
6. Still feels good to pass shod runners in races.
7. Every run is still a new adventure.
8. The question “Doesn’t that hurt?” has now been asked so many times that it’s actually funny at this point.
9. You’ve made at least a few other people’s lives (and knees) better by influencing...
Two years and two four months of barefoot running for me!
By Barefoot Walker
Since I last posted, I have participated in a number of races. The longest ones were a 10K in Earlham on 10/20/2012 (and to which town I biked to pay the entry fee in person!) and reached my goal of 10K in under an hour, and the Sycamore 8 on 12/01, which was around 13K. I also did a forest/field race called the Run the Woods in November, for which the food at the end was beef stew.
When winter came, though, I cut back a lot. I just found it impossible to get motivated on those cold days, and so remained indoors most of the time. (I have yet to find an indoor track that allows bare feet).
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