Ditch Those Shoes… Start Running Barefoot!
Barefoot running isn’t a new trend! History has enough evidence of barefoot running or running in moccasins (thin-soled shoes). Some parts of the world such as Kenya and Mexico still practice barefoot running today. Historians divulge that ancient Greek runners ran barefoot. The legendary Pheidippides, the first marathon runner, ran from Athens to Sparta, covering thirty six hours, all in bones, muscles and flesh, but no lace.
Modern barefoot running was recognized in 1960 when Abebe Bikila won the Olympic marathon, running barefoot, because the Olympics shoe supplier – Adidas – ran out of Abebe’s size. The runner was uncomfortable in a smaller size and ditched it to win the race. The pros and cons of barefoot running is a contentious issue even today among Continue reading “Naked Truth About Barefoot Running!” »