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Barefoot: Is it Form or Footwear?

by Editor on June 29, 2011

“You run barefoot?  What’s that you say? What do you mean you wear ‘shoes’? But I thought you said…So what you are telling me is barefoot runners wear shoes? Are you talking about those funny looking things with the individual toes? I’ve heard about those. That’s weird. Doesn’t it hurt? That can’t be good for [...]


When I received an email from Esperanza 5K’s Race Director, Becky Dawson, she told me that this race not only welcomed the barefoot running community but even had a separate awards category for barefoot runners!  I definitely wanted to know more…


The Best Christmas Present I Never Asked For

by Zak on February 18, 2011

I’m twenty six years old, and just now realizing how unhealthy my feet have been for decades. Every day I squeeze them into cotton socks and suede shoes with rubber soles, where they shuffle across padded carpet. Today I’m picking out callouses and blisters like they were continents on a map. Where did these sissy [...]


At Barefoot Running, we are always on the look out for barefoot friendly organizations, stores, people, and products!  We recently discovered the Natural Running Store, so I reached out to the President and “Chief Flow Officer” Patton Gleason to find out more.


Guest Post by David Wronski, which you may remember from an earlier post about the Brazil 135. This is Part 2 of a two part race report! Feel free to read the first barefoot race report before continuing. Race Highlights: -Finished in 17th place, 2nd American. -Finish time: 47 hours 25 min -Distance/Elevation Change: 135 [...]


Guest Post by David Wronski, which you may remember from an earlier post about the Brazil 135 This is Part 1 of a two part race report! Race Highlights: -Finished in 17th place, 2nd American. -Finish time: 47 hours 25 min -Distance/Elevation Change: 135 miles/217km, 66,000ft -Youngest finisher ever of the Brazil 135. -First person [...]


Barefoot Running’s First Year-in-Review

by Abbie on December 30, 2010

Barefoot Running officially launched in March 2010, and boy has this first year flown by! As 2010 comes to an end, let’s look at some of our favorite and most popular posts throughout the year…

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First Race in Vibrams, First Race in Korea

by Turner on December 22, 2010

I really wasn’t sure what to expect as I waited by Exit 5 in Hwamyeong Station.  The excitement over the race hadn’t quite found its way into my bloodstream, so I was left with nothing to do but stretch and wonder.  The first of the Waeguks Got Runs, a club for foreigners looking to do [...]


Interview with David Sypniewski of Skora Running

by Abbie on November 29, 2010

A couple weeks ago I had the chance to chat with David Sypniewski of Skora Running to talk about how the company was created and when we will get to try out some his amazing designs!  


Guest post by Cory Haugen. When I contacted the Ragnar Relay headquarters about running the Las Vegas Ragnar Relay barefoot, they were more than supportive.


Review: ZEM Booties

by Abbie on October 28, 2010

I was recently given the opportunity to review a pair of Zem booties for Barefoot Running, and received the split toe model and the rounded toe model in the mail.


When the Weather Gets Cooler, Run Indoors!

by Summer on October 14, 2010

Just because fall is here and the weather is getting cold and wet, doesn’t mean you need to put your running shoes back on all the time. Choosing a few run sessions that you can do barefoot – by doing them indoors – means you can keep your feet barefoot-ready, and best of all, you [...]


This guest post is by Ross Gilbert. My Vibram FiveFinger KSO Treks were a Christmas gift, and the thought of starting out in them, and getting starting with barefoot running, in mid-winter meant I opened that gift with a look of ‘I’d rather have another silly tie’.  But I was persuaded by the benefits of [...]


Why I Run in Newtons

by Turner on June 16, 2010

There wasn’t a sharp crack, one that we often associate with smashing a wrist or breaking a leg.  In fact, I was amazed at just how unnoticeable my first stress fracture was.  I had woken up early that morning to enjoy a brisk jog along the beach at Santa Monica; it was your typical scene [...]