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Stop running in those shoes!
An interview with Chris McDougall, author of Born to Run

I am not a barefoot runner. There, I said it. In fact, I used to be a staunch critic. When I first heard that people were running around barefoot in the park I judged, big time. Who were these crazy people and why weren’t they concerned with getting blistered, bruised, cut, and stubbing their toes? Then those weird shoes came out, the ones with the cut out toes and the rubber soles that look like they belonged in the planet … Continue reading

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Our perspective: Two team members share their thoughts on running barefoot

Jocelyn A. is a runner from Ann Arbor, MI. She wants to break 20 minutes for her 5k, and hopes to qualify for the Boston Marathon again! “You should stop running.” Words that a runner never wants to hear. I heard them after months of physical therapy. Knife-sharp pains in my right knee would put me out commission for days. I couldn’t run four miles without aches in my legs. I was convinced that knee surgery was in my future. … Continue reading

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dailymile poll: Those are some ugly feet!

For feet-o-philes everywhere, the ugly foot contest is here! From blisters to bunions, there’s no doubt all of these feet are in desperate need a long overdue pedicure. But instead the lucky winner of this week’s dailymile poll is going to win an autographed copy of Chris McDougall’s re-released book, Born to Run. Thumbs up if you think they’re ugly!

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Ryan Hall’s perspective on barefoot running

Although you’ll see him running barefoot strides after a tough track workout, Ryan Hall runs fast in his Asics. We had a chance to sit down with him during training in Massachusetts for the Boston Marathon and ask a few questions about barefoot running. [youtube daRbPekcsBQ] Ryan sticks to shoes for a lot of reasons, but mainly it’s because he feels that if you’re not used to running barefoot, don’t go gung-ho at first–start slow and build so that you … Continue reading

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