Monday, February 1, 2010

Barefoot Running - Is Bad!

There's a new web site called Barefoot Running is Bad that's giving a few BF/minimalist runners some heartburn.

A number of studies have compared the prevalence of foot problems in shoe wearing and non-shoe wearing populations. They quite clearly showed that there are more foot problems in the shoe wearing population. Why is it that the barefoot running community promote these types of study as supporting barefoot running? I just do not understand what they have to do with barefoot running.

But, is this another case of intellectual dishonesty by the barefoot running nutters.

Hmmm, so I'm a nutter barefoot runner. Okay. I think this person is just trying to yank some chains and irritate some people.

1 comment:

Jason Robillard said...


I agree completely. The sad part... most barefoot runners are trying to do what they can to help the sport of running. Unfortunately a few individuals, for unknown reasons, choose to anonymously attack the barefoot running movement using the same tired rationale.