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Does barefoot running really improve foot health and performance?

29 November 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

The issue of barefoot running is one that has gained quite a bit of traction in recent years, particularly since the release of Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall. McDougall researches the running techniques of ancient peoples and comes to the conclusion that humans are not naturally born to run in high-tech sports shoes. We wanted to explore if there is more to this story, and does the same principle apply to ‘flat-footed’ urban runners.

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Barefoot running, history and genetics

27 November 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

Running barefoot might seem like a “more natural” thing to do, but there are other factors to keep in mind if you have an inclination to follow a back to nature approach.

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