Ditching the Shoes: Is Running Barefoot the New Fitness Trend?Posted on Apr 25th 2011 12:31PM by That's Fit Editors
Experienced barefoot runners are passionate about the movement. Simple searches on the Internet reveal numerous people telling their stories. Some runners claim that they run "without effort" after tossing their shoes aside. Others describe a connection to the ground and earth that didn't exist prior. Previously injured runners tout how running barefoot may have cured long-standing foot problems. Some run marathons barefoot.
What's obvious is that barefoot runners describe an overwhelming positive experience. They are not selling you something but their personal account -- and I believe a powerful message. The negative stories are few and far between and only seem to revolve around early stages of running without 'protection.' There has yet to be a barefoot running tragedy.
Visit HuffPost Health to read the pros and cons of embarking on this shoeless fitness trend.