Barefoot running is a trend with a lot of momentum behind it. The idea that we have evolved to run barefoot, and that returning to this natural state can have benefits for running. Research has been done on both sides, with lots of strong adherents... so where to we stand today?
Yes, Barefoot running is better for you
Barefoot runners have fewer injuries, they don't have to spend as much money on shoes and equipment, and their distance performance improves. Barefoot running is the way to go.
With barefoot running feet can move as they are supposed to
Modern shoes are not shaped correctly and do not allow the foot to move freely. This in turn impacts our gait and ability to run to our full potential.