Great video by Scott Welle on barefoot running and how he eased into it. I especially like the part where he shares how he transitioned to barefoot running. After reading Chris McDougall’s ‘Born to Run’, he switched to using the Vibram Five Fingers. As I mentioned in my earlier posts, your feet take time to get used to running barefoot after having always worn padded shoes. Scott started by running barefoot only 10 minutes a day, and gradually trained his feet to run barefeet longer distances, for longer periods of time.
He also shares a great tip to help you determine whether your feet are ready to run barefoot: try to stand one-legged barefoot with your eyes closed for at least 30 seconds. This activates the same feet muscles you use when running barefoot – in fact, this is a great exercise you can practise on your own to train your feet muscles.