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.
No, barefoot running is not better for you
While different, barefoot running is not superior to running with shoes. barefoot running creates its own kind of injuries, and studies show it doesn't actually improve performance.
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