Is there a middle ground in the barefoot running debate? This article seems to suggest so. Detailed, excellent commentary that highlights the nuances with barefoot running. Even some avid barefoot runners wear conventional shoes once in a while – especially those who run marathons. Barefoot running is actually more about correct form and technique, and training your foot muscles such that they become stronger, for they likely have atrophied after years of barefoot running. Runners finding middle ground in barefoot-running debate.