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A Barefoot Running Debate: BORN TO RUN

In this episode of BOOKD, find out what a podiatrist, an urban caveman, a professor of evolutionary biology, a world record setting masters runner, and autho...

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Improve the Performance of Your Feet with Barefoot Running Shoes ...

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There are a lot of innovations in the shoe industry today including barefoot running shoe. Runners began to feel and see the benefits that these new shoes can provide. When it comes to healthiness, this is the best kind of ...

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THE barefoot running book | Minimalist Running

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The Barefoot Running Book by Jason Robillard Hi!  My name is Jason Robillard.  I originally wrote this book to help my friends learn some of the (THE ultimate barefoot running book!

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Running Barefoot: Biomechanics of Foot Strike

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In heel striking, the collision of the heel with the ground generates a significant impact transient, a nearly instantaneous, large force. This force sends a shock wave up through the body via the skeletal system. In forefoot striking, the collision of the forefoot with the ground generates a very minimal impact force with no impact transient.

Therefore, quite simply, a runner can avoid experiencing the large impact force by forefoot striking properly.


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ozziegontang's curator insight, December 19, 2012 5:30 AM

For over 30 years I have taught running by landing ball/heel/ball.  If you march in place you'll see that you land ball/heel and then the heel lifts off.  I didn't think that I would see it adopted in my lifetime.  It is nice to be wrong on that score.  With Born To Run, and the barefoot/minimalist shoe concept continuing to grow, more peope are now running ball/heel.

 

Dan Lieberman's study shoes that running this way minimizes the impact when landing on the ground when compared to heel striking.

 

Interesting to watch. This is what Mindful Running is about.

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“The Truth About Barefoot Running”

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In an excellent story for Runners World UK, Sam Murphy does something almost no other reporter ever tries: learning it for herself.


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Catalyst: Barefoot Running - ABC TV Science

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Prof Joseph Hamill


Well the recent evidence in the last ten years or so is showing that shoes are not doing what we thought they were doing. There is no evidence that shoes prevent injuries, there’s no evidence that shoes improve performance. But the other argument is that barefoot running has no evidence either. We’re not used to walking around barefoot. We’re certainly not used to running around barefoot. The prime thing is in my research is that barefoot running forces you to change the things that you normally do.

 


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Running Barefoot: Home

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Biomechanics of Foot Strikes & Applications to Running Barefoot or in Minimal Footwear

 

http://barefootrunning.fas.harvard.edu/

 

This website was developed to provide an evidence-based resource for those interested in the biomechanics of different foot strikes in endurance running and the applications to human endurance running prior to the modern running shoe.

 

Authors:

 

Daniel E. Lieberman
Madhusudhan Venkadesan
Adam I. Daoud
William A. Werbel

 

 

In Daniel Lieberman's Skeletal Biology Lab, we have been investigating the biomechanics of endurance running, comparing habitually barefoot runners with runners who normally run in modern running shoes with built-up heels, stiff soles and arch support.

Here is a summary of our findings, which we explain with the aid of videos and images in the following pages:

 

Our research asked how and why humans can and did run comfortably without modern running shoes. We tested and confirmed what many people knew already: that most experienced, habitually barefoot runners tend to avoid landing on the heel and instead land with a forefoot or midfoot strike. The bulk of our published research explores the collisional mechanics of different kinds of foot strikes. We show that most forefoot and some midfoot strikes (shod or barefoot) do not generate the sudden, large impact transients that occur when you heel strike (shod or barefoot). Consequently, runners who forefoot or midfoot strike do not need shoes with elevated cushioned heels to cope with these sudden, high transient forces that occur when you land on the ground. Therefore, barefoot and minimally shod people can run easily on the hardest surfaces in the world without discomfort from landing. If impact transient forces contribute to some forms of injury, then this style of running (shod or barefoot) might have some benefits, but that hypothesis remains to be tested.

 

REFERENCES:

 

Lieberman DE, Venkadesan M, Werbel WA, Daoud AI, D'Andrea S, Davis IS, Mang'eni RO, Pitsiladis Y. (2010) Foot strike patterns and collision forces in habitually barefoot versus shod runners. Nature 463: 531-5.

 

Bramble DM and Lieberman, DE (2004) Endurance running and the Evolution of Homo. Nature. 432: 345-352.

 

Please note that we present no data on how people should run, whether shoes cause some injuries, or whether barefoot running causes other kinds of injuries. We believe there is a strong need for controlled, prospective studies on these issues.

 

This website provides information on:

http://barefootrunning.fas.harvard.edu/

 

 

Human evolution and endurance running


Foot and lower limb biomechanics when running in shoes


Foot and lower limb biomechanics when running barefoot or in minimal shoes


Biomechanical differences between forefoot striking and heel striking


Tools to help assess potential benefits of learning to forefoot strike


Transitioning safely to forefoot striking barefoot or in minimal footwear


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The Truth About Barefoot Running

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What barefoot running teaches us about running - the latest evidence. By Dr Peter Griffiths. (The Truth About Barefoot Running ??

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Barefoot Versus Running Shoes: Which Is (Surprisingly) More Efficient? | Sweat Science

Barefoot Versus Running Shoes: Which Is (Surprisingly) More Efficient? | Sweat Science | Barefoot Running | Scoop.it

There are three possible headlines for this blog post:

 

Running in shoes takes less energy than running barefoot.

The heavier your shoes are, the less efficiently you run.

Running barefoot "offers no metabolic advantage over running in lightweight, cushioned shoes."


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Will Barefoot Running Strengthen Your Feet? And If So, Will this Prevent Injury?

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Is there any evidence that barefoot running strengthens the feet? And if so, will this prevent injury?


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Will Barefoot Running Strengthen Your Feet? And If So, Will this Prevent Injury?

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Is there any evidence that barefoot running strengthens the feet? And if so, will this prevent injury?


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