There are many articles out there that state running barefoot is better for us than running the traditional way – with shoes on. We wanted to look into this topic some more as there as numerous blog posts, videos and data of beneficial barefoot running stories.
Living Barefoot is a great site that dives down into the mechanics of why it makes sense to walk/run barefoot. They also have a variety of photo’s, podcasts, barefoot shoes to buy as well as a few laws that apply to barefoot citizens.
As we started the research on barefoot runners we came across this video by Christopher McDougall that covers a brief understanding of why he validated the shift from shoes.
With even more research we found that there are many marathons that have barefoot runners! Who knew! Here are a few links that we have collected that are specific to barefoot running:
Boston Marathon & Beyond: Running is ready for a barefoot revolution
Barefoot Runners to Run in Marathon
We would love to hear some more stories or feedback on this unique way of running. Please comment below if you have a barefoot running experience!