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Postby Muay Jin » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:21 pm

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-wo ... -mz82.html

apparently, better for your feet...
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Postby xrodolfox » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:37 pm

I tend to believe it on the face, but I still would prefer to actually see the study or have links to it.
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Postby happyfeet » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:55 am

Too bad you currently have to pay to read the study itself. I hate having to rely on shoddy science writers to "dumb" things down for me.

"Foot strike patterns and collision forces in habitually barefoot versus shod runners"

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v4 ... 08723.html


Notice the "habitual barefoot" phrasing. Barefoot running takes time and patience to master, I'm sure this trend will have a little backlash as people just jump into it without a plan and get injured.

(but overall its a good thing of course)
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Postby runner » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:39 am

Think this issue is way more complicated than a simple good or bad.

Personally I'm not extreamly convinced that it's super, or at least not for the big bunch.

Guess it's good to look at individuals and there needs.

Some of the nike race shoes are pracically without support. some people run fast on them others get injured really quickly. (mayfly)

If you go for it you should also take into account that streets contain loads of dirt, glass, and other objects that can infect the foot. (but this is an other debate).
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Postby Mr. Cleetus » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:49 pm

The Sports Scientist guys have given their take on it - definitely worth a read:

http://www.sportsscientists.com/2010/01/running-barefoot-vs-shoes.html
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Postby fredrikw » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:54 pm

Mr. Cleetus wrote:The Sports Scientist guys have given their take on it - definitely worth a read:

http://www.sportsscientists.com/2010/01/running-barefoot-vs-shoes.html


I was just about to post this as well, the only blog I have email updates from :)
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Postby happyfeet » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:34 pm

Some useful info from the author of the study's website. (found the link from the sports scientist guys site)

http://www.barefootrunning.fas.harvard. ... gTips.html

check out the two first videos comparing the foot strike with and without shoes. Pretty telling.
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