Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tread Lightly Chapter 3 – Barefoot Running

Chapter 3 of Tread Lightly examines the topic of barefoot running. In this chapter we examine:

  • Why barefoot running will never be the norm
  • The recent barefoot running debate
  • How barefoot running affects form
  • Why barefoot running injuries happen
  • Risks and rewards of barefoot running
  • How footwear can alter foot and leg anatomy
  • Historical viewpoints on the dangers of ill-fitting shoes
  • The relationship between surface hardness and limb stiffness

Useful ancillary resources for this chapter include:

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