Barefoot Running

It seems like Barefoot “hashing” (avoiding the dreaded use of the “r” word) is sweeping the H5 discussion list. Many hashers are getting their Vibram Five Fingers and jumping on the bandwagon.

At the risk of sounding a little type-A, I wanted to post a few links for future reference for people that are looking to move to using this cool new trend in footwear. The reason being, that if you don’t really understand the reasons and methods for this trend… you do risk injuring yourself.

So here are some links to help you understand the reasons behind the trend.
Barefoot Running Essentials [Outside Magazine article]

Born to Run [book by Christopher McDougall]

Born to Run TEDtalk Video [by Christopher McDougall]

Barefoot running shoes.org

Merrel’s Barefoot Running

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