Born to run barefoot?

Interesting article from physiotherapist David Pechter on barefoot running and whether it would actually reduce your risk of injury. David cites a study of children in Kenya that demonstrated that running barefoot reduces the impact from ‘pounding’. However, it is important to correct your strike as you run barefoot – having your heel strike the ground as you run barefoot would cause even more damage as there is no longer cushioning to support your feet.

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