The Barefoot Professor
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Could running with bare feet be better than running with shoes?
It may sound counterintuitive, but running in your bare feet might actually help to prevent running related injuries. Harvard professor, Daniel Lieberman certainly thinks so and has been researching how barefoot running techniques differ from those who prefer trainers.
Those who run with bare-feet generally land on their forefeet unlike shoed runners who tend to land on their heels. This has the effect of dissipating the landing force rather than concentrating it sharply on the heel area and this may reduce the risk of repetitive stress injuries. Interesting stuff.
If you want to learn more about the evidence for barefoot running you can visit Lieberman's page here.
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