Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Research on Barefoot Running vs Shoes

My new runner Tom directed me to this post by Dr Ross Tucker on his blog, The Science of Sport (http://www.sportsscientists.com/2011/06/barefoot-running-shoes-and-born-to-run.html).  He writes about a recent meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) where the topic of barefoot running was discussed.  Two top scientists in the field, Dr Irene Davis and Dr Daniel Lieberman, presented new research they have done (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20111000).  For anyone thinking of trying the more "minimalist" approach to running--barefoot, huaraches, minimalist shoes--Dr Tucker's post is a must-read.

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