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Gear Review – Vibram Five Fingers SeeYa

by Editor on April 9, 2012

Jordan Flowers – I am primarily a road runner. I shoot for 30-40 miles per week, consisting of 4-7 per day during the week and a 12-18 mile long run on the weekends. I do nearly all my running in a pair of Vibram Bikilas and have just recently started looking for something less padded. [...]

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Here Come the Barefoot Brits

by Editor on July 18, 2011

In the UK, we can get wrapped up in our own little world. But with TweetDeck showing every #barefootrunning and #vibramfivefingers tweet, and facebook alerting every time someone posts in our favourite barefoot running group, you would think the whole world has gone barefoot crazy. Of course it hasn’t really, but it seems that runners [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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The Brazil 135 Ultramarathon is a difficult challenge as it is – 135 miles across mountains and some of Brazil’s roughest terrain – only 12 of which do not involve an incline or decline.  On top of that, barefoot runner David Wronski of Sausalito, California, will be attempting the distance in his Vibram FiveFingers KSO [...]

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My First Time: Dr. Bryan Bingham

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by Abbie on December 7, 2010

In the My First Time series, we will be revisiting barefoot runners’ first times sans shoes.  We would love to hear about your “first time”! Send an email to abbie@barefoot-running.us to share! Bryan Bingham is a Chiropractor in Indianapolis, who had been running in his Vibrams for about 6 months when I caught up with [...]

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Barefoot Running Experiences on Three Continents

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by Turner on November 26, 2010

I wish I could say that I remember my first barefoot run as a kid. I’m sure there were times when my parents took off my shoes and set me loose in the backyard to play, but I was never one to go great distances until I reached middle school cross country.

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I’m a Barefoot Runner: Caleb Wilson

by Danielle on November 7, 2010

In the I’m a Barefoot Runner series, we will be highlighting everyday people who are running the natural way! Caleb Wilson has been a runner since he was in high school when he was on the track team. Off and on since then, the 27-year old Florida resident found himself running for the endorphin rush [...]

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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.

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Tips for Barefoot Running in the Winter

by Summer on October 25, 2010

When winter comes, chances are your running is going to be limited by darkness, rain, old, and snow. None of these are good conditions for barefoot runners, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to put your shoes back on for every run. With a few sensible precautions, you’ll be able to minimize the conditions [...]

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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 [...]

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Barefoot Walking has Benefits, too!

by Summer on July 15, 2010

When you start out as a new barefoot runner, chances are you’ll start by just walking, at least if you follow our advice! Most of the information provided on our site assumes you will one day make the transition to running barefoot, and that you are probably already a shod runner.  But you certainly don’t [...]

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