Barefooting 101

Barefoot Running with Dogs

by Editor on July 17, 2012

Barefoot running and dogs are intertwined for me. My dogs have been a major excuse for lots of time walking and running. That means a lot of my running is done in dog parks or dog friendly places. Naturally, I meet many dogs in bare or minimally clad feet. I look for the best spots—good [...]


Less Shoe for Less Cost

by Editor on June 15, 2012

kigo footwear, which positions itself as “minimalist footwear for the barefoot lifestyle” is launching a limited-time historic clearance sale today. Offering everything on the site for 50%, wearers can get some of the most purely minimalist shoes on the market for as little as $25. kigo footwear features: zero drop 2mm outsole/2mm insole anatomically shaped [...]


Infographic: Free Your Feet

by Editor on June 13, 2012

Free Your Feet

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Get Smart: Lose the Shoes

by Editor on May 30, 2012

As you probably know, the largest organ of our body is our skin. What you might not know is that our skin is actually made up of three different types of skin: Hairy Skin, Mucocutaneous Skin and Glabrous Skin. Hairy Skin is the kind of skin that covers most of our body (though maybe some [...]

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There are plenty of Minimalist Running articles that discuss the importance of running with little to no shoe. The main point typically can be summarized in three words: Less is more. In today’s article, we’re still going to focus on wearing less when you run. However, we won’t be talking about shoes. We’re going to focus [...]


Running and Bone Health

by Editor on April 24, 2012

When it comes to boosting bone health and fighting off bone problems, weight-bearing exercises are the ideal prevention training approach. According to many studies, weight-bearing exercises—especially running—have proven effects on promoting good bone health and warding off many serious problems such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Nevertheless, many people still held the outdated belief that running [...]


(Barefoot) Running with Friends

by Editor on April 12, 2012

I have a confession. About a year ago, when I first started “barefoot running,” I wasn’t really running. I would jog occasionally, but really, for the most part, I was walking and hiking. Everything I had read about conditioning my feet told me it would take some time before I would be able to run [...]

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Breathe Like an Athlete

by Editor on April 3, 2012

Proper breathing technique is critical for improving stamina and getting the most out of every training session. Breathing the right way will make out of you a more proficient and effective runner. Doing so helps you run more, with less fatigue and injury. Nevertheless, most runners struggle to find the ideal breathing pattern. This is [...]


Barefoot, Just for the Fun of It

by Editor on March 29, 2012

The Complete Idiot

Pretty much every week, three times a week, for the last year I have put on my headphones, selected a playlist, turned up the volume and gone out for a little run. Barefoot, of course. Before last year, I hadn’t been a runner. I hadn’t even been someone who was particularly active. (Not since those [...]

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The Five Fs of Long Distance Run Training

by Editor on March 26, 2012

If you had asked me six years ago, “Would you ever run an ultramarathon?” I would have told you that those people were insane.  Fast-forward to the present (and the removal of shoes) . . . After I raced the Skyline 50K barefoot in August 2011, someone asked me, “Why ultras and why barefoot?” My [...]

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Are you a multi-sport athlete? Do you enjoy a game of basketball, volleyball, or soccer as much as a nice morning long-run? If so, you probably recognize the benefits of having a well-rounded workout schedule. In addition to running, you work on explosive movements, squats, jumps, wind-sprints, crunches, and countless other activities that prepare your [...]


How to Run Barefoot in Cold Weather

by Editor on January 23, 2012

(Baby…) It’s cold outside. You see all of those slushy puddles and wonder if there is a way to keep your feet warm and dry without resorting to traditional shoes. Sure, you could use the treadmill, but you’d much rather enjoy the feel of natural terrain and the crisp air of winter waking up your face [...]


A (Minimalist) Resolution You Can Stick To

by Editor on January 18, 2012

I spent the beginning of January in Orlando and participated in the Walt Disney World Marathon. It was my second minimalist run at the 26.2 mile distance. As I walked through the Magic Kingdom in the days that followed the race, I was reminded of one of my favourite quotes from Lewis Carroll, taken from Alice [...]


Your Barefoot Running Questions and Answers

by Editor on January 6, 2012

Over the course of 2011, we saw thousands of barefoot running enthusiasts engage with this site. As we plan the content that we will provide in 2012, we have this excellent group of you in mind. In an effort to bring you topics that are relevant, timely, educational and entertaining, we’d like to know what [...]