Barefoot Runners Society
Barefoot Running Workshop 1: Myths, Sensations, Foot-strike (May 29, 2015)
By Emilie Reas, Chapter President, San Diego, California
Thanks to the awesome crew who attended my first Barefoot Running Workshop, lessons were learned and loads of barefoot fun was had! We dispelled myths, explored the pleasantness of soft pine needles and the not-so-pleasantness of hot, rough pavement, and most importantly, left with happy, dirty feet.
As a recap for attendees or those interested in future workshops, below is an overview of the highlights from our first session. In this introductory meeting, we covered: 1) the facts and fiction of barefoot running, 2) the importance of sensory feedback and awareness, and 3) mechanics of the foot (don’t fret … we’re not...
INTERNATIONAL BAREFOOT RUNNING DAY UK EVENTS – 3rd MAY 2015
By Paul Beales
BAREFOOT BRIGHTON 5K, Mile & 100m RACES & TRAILBALL GOLF
Sorry for the long delay in getting this report out.
Despite a terrible weather forecast and a very drab and dreary day, it was great to see so many happy faces (and feet) in Hove Park, Brighton for this event.
Thanks to Tracy Barefoot Davenport, we had a lively mix of barefoot, minimalist and shod runners of all...
Starlight Run 5k
Starlight Run 5k costume race.
Ran with my son Lukas (10), we both did it barefoot and finished in 29 minutes.
Lukas has done a bunch of races with me before in shoes (VFF or NB Minimus) but this was his very first 5k barefoot.
We had a blast as always
Why Minimalism Went Flat, Part III
By Jim Hixson, CSCS
It’s clear that minimalism is alive and well. Less shoe is thriving far beyond what naysayers and running magazines want us to believe. While mega-cushiony running shoes have taken over shoe walls at many independently owned stores (don’t get me started on big-box or running-chain stores), there’s still plenty of choices for the minimalist mindset, barefoot lifestyle, and healthy feet. (Altra, Lems, Skora, Xero Shoes, Merrell, Newton, Topo Athletic, Vibram FiveFingers, and Vivo Barefoot).
The first two parts of “Why Minimalism Went Flat” (...
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