Barefoot Running, Again and Vibrams

There’s a lot more debate about barefoot running. Now Harvard University is getting in on the act in a big way.

Now here’s a link to a terrific site at the Skeletal Bio Lab, Harvard University.

It is a very informative site indeed with lots of videos of different foot strikes. Having looked at it a bit, the site does not conclude that barefoot running is necessarily good for you. Be careful to read the “Training Tips” section !

As for my own efforts, I ran a complete  – rather punishing – interval session wearing my Vibram Fivefingers. I survived to tell the story, obviously ! I suffered no particular injury or strain and felt perfectly alright the next day. The intervals did not feel any easier though.

Posted by Xavier


One Response to “Barefoot Running, Again and Vibrams”

  1. Alun Ward Says:

    I’ve gotta see pics of your feet in these shoes… in the snow… and with a glass of beetroot juice in your hand 🙂

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