Barefoot Training: Running and Beyond:
Thinking back, it seems like so long ago now that the book “Born To Run,” came out. What followed the subsequent climb to the top of the best-seller list was, as you remember I’m sure, debates on forums and message boards, untold articles and opinions espousing the benefits (OR dangers) of barefooted running, complete changes in running shoe design, and marketing, and one company (Vibram 5-Fingers) even ended up in a 3.75 million dollar class-action lawsuit
So yes, a LOT has been written and said about barefoot running since that book. In a weird sort of way, it almost seems like old news now – like there’s not a lot new to discuss, you know?
From my perspective, while the dust has settled on the barefoot running craze and controversy, the potential benefit to barefoot TRAINING is more real than ever.
Unfortunately, many still don’t distinguish between barefoot training and barefoot running.
There I am sharing what I learned with a group of runners at Fleet Feet!
When I presented my first “Barefoot Training: Running and Beyond” talk back in 2016 at Fleet Feet in West Hartford, Connecticut, I was a bit taken aback when both of the folks who spoke to the group before me (and subsequently introduced me) specifically referred to my talk as being about barefooted running.
I was thinking to myself as I listened, “don’t they know why I am here and what I’m going to talk about?”