Three Steps for Healthy Running Recovery

by Editor April 17, 2012

Proper running recovery, especially after a hard running session, is critical yet often overlooked by most runners. Yet, what a runner does in the hours following a running session is vital as the training itself for improving performance and athletic prowess. Not only that, proper running recovery reduces soreness, lessens discomfort, and wards off a [...]

(Barefoot) Running with Friends

by Editor 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 [...]

Gear Review – Vibram Five Fingers SeeYa

by Editor 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. [...]

My Barefoot Homey

by Editor April 5, 2012

An interesting thing happened this week. I’ve been at the beach with my children and mom, enjoying some much-desired and rare downtime. Every morning as the sun came up, I was seduced by the siren song of the ocean, calling me to run on the sand. Mile after mile, I felt like I was flying, [...]

Breathe Like an Athlete

by Editor 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 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 [...]

The Five Fs of Long Distance Run Training

by Editor 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 [...]

Favorite Odd and Amusing Bare Foot-isms

by Editor March 21, 2012

Ariele has been a passionate barefoot lifestyle advocate for many years. On a whim, she decided to reminisce on her favorite and most humorous barefoot memories. Enjoy!   Weirdest BF Injury:  I broke my toe when I stubbed it on my husband’s work boot. We were moving furniture, and I quite literally kicked his steel-toed [...]

Review – Vibram Five Fingers Spyridon LS Trail Shoe

by Editor February 27, 2012

Jordan Flowers is primarily a road runner who runs 30-40 miles per week, consisting of 4-7 per day during the week and a 12-18 mile long run on the weekends.  Jordan does most of his running in a pair of Vibram Bikilas and has recently started looking for something less padded. He races on average [...]

Barefoot Training and Transition – Barefoot Crunches

by Editor February 15, 2012

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 [...]

VIVOBAREFOOT Miles Men’s Shoe: Review & Discussion

by Editor February 13, 2012

In the summer of 2011, I experienced a somewhat awkward moment at my university. I had been enjoying running barefoot so much I decided to make it a lifestyle. Unfortunately, the university I work at is not, as I quickly found out, open to barefoot living, either on campus or in the classroom. I was [...]

LINCHPIN SERIES David Sypniewski of SKORA Running

by Editor February 9, 2012

SKORA Running, the newest entry into the expanding universe of minimalist running shoes is already making waves, thanks to slick design, knowledgeable engineering and a driving passion for runners and running. Barefoot Running was fortunate to talk with founder David Sypniewski, a barefoot runner, marketing expert and uncompromising shoe designer. Before we bring you the [...]

Run Real, Indeed – SKORA Running Redefines Minimalist

by Editor February 7, 2012

I prefer to be barefoot when I run. That being said, I have found a number of situations where some variety of foot covering is beneficial. In my shod running days I was a heel-striker. Even after two years of barefoot and minimalist running, when I wear my old running shoes at work (I’m a [...]

Kickstart a Movie: Help to Show the World Why we Run

by Editor February 1, 2012

Independent filmmaker Tara Golden of Tara Golden Custom Videos is hoping to travel down to the Barracas de Cobre (Copper Canyon), home to the Tarahumara, to make a film about their culture and to find out why they run.  The filming of Why We Run:  An Independent Film about the Tarahumara will take place before, during, [...]