Infographic: Free Your Feet

by Editor on June 13, 2012

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Those who follow current research in the categories of biomechanics, athletics and/or barefoot science are probably aware of the two study abstracts released recently by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Part of the National Institutes of Health, the NCBI is “a national resource for molecular biology information” dedicated to developing “new information technologies [...]


Preventing Barefoot Running Injury

by Editor on December 8, 2011

Barefoot running has gained wide name recognition among runners of all sorts. As more runners discover this type of running, many decide to move to a true minimalist shoe or to ditch shoes for good. And yet, while it can be a wonder for many, barefoot running is not entirely safe from injury. Barefoot running [...]


Kids at Risk

by Editor on October 14, 2011

All of us fall into one of a couple of categories. Child, adolescent or adult. Within that last one, you could also be sub categorized as a parent or elderly individual. I’m not spouting anything new here. The point of this is to say that almost all of us have a responsibility to children – [...]


Recently, an article published in the fitness and outdoor industry trade SNEWS profiled and interviewed Gert-Peter Brüggemann. Dr. Bruggemann is a former national class gymnast turned biomechanics professor. He is also an avid runner and consultant to running shoe companies, including Brooks. (He was the consulting researcher behind the Brooks Running PureProject.) Combining his athletic [...]


Aging Bare Feet

by Editor on August 22, 2011

Raised to go barefoot as much as possible, I’ve gone through each stage of life making some accommodations and concessions, but reaping some victories as well. While I’ve shed my shoes whenever possible at school and jobs, I know when to tuck my toes into something approved by society. Bare feet were usually okay under [...]


Kicking the Running Shoe Addiction

by Editor on August 18, 2011

They say running can become an addiction. Whether you are hooked on speed or you get your fix from increasing distance, you know that running has a hold on you. Like any good addict, you’ve got your paraphernalia of choice. You’ve probably got a case of Gu or other energy gel in the closet. You’ve [...]


Pool Running 101

by Summer on September 15, 2010

It happens to just about everyone at some point – you get excited and run too much one day, or you push yourself too hard for that PR.  That’s right, we’re talking about the “I” word – INJURY.  Or maybe it’s getting too cold for you to run outside, and you are looking for an “alternative” [...]