Friday, November 20, 2009

Why Barefoot?

To start this blog I thought I would address the question that almost every one has when they see me running without shoes. So here is my top 10 list to answer the question of “why do you run barefoot?”

1. Most commercially available footwear is bad for your feet (I have many references to support this statement)

2. It allows natural development of the foot (bone, joints, tendons, muscles, etc.)

3. The more you do it, the more comfortable it is

4. Your feet will adapt to almost any terrain so you can save $ on shoes and boots

5. More friendly to the environment

6. Less weight for your legs to lift

7. Better for blood circulation in the feet so they are cooler in summer (and sometimes even warmer in winter)

8. Provides a better sense and connection to the Earth both physically and spiritually

9. Don’t have to worry about not having your running shoes when you want to go running

10. An even bigger sense of accomplishment after finishing a race

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