Is Running Barefoot Good for You?

Our ancestors would find this a surprising question. As near as we can tell, human beings have been running without shoes for most of our history. While we can’t survey prehistoric humans to see whether they longed for shoes, there are still places around the globe where going unshod is relatively common. There have even…

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Huaraches Sandals and the Tarahumara Runners

Even if you are relatively new to barefoot running or ultra marathons, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of huaraches, the Tarahumara, or both. But you may be wondering what the fuss is all about. Who exactly are the Tarahumara? And what are huaraches? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you…

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Born to Run: The Book that Inspired the Barefoot Running Movement

In one sense, barefoot running is nothing new. Throughout our long history, humans have often run this way, and certain groups of people still habitually do so today. Most of us at least ran around barefoot as kids. But as we grow up, shoes become an inevitable part of daily life. Walking or running without…

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