Thursday, January 28, 2010

Barefoot Versus The Running Shoe

When was the last time you ran barefoot? Harvard's Daniel Lieberman attests in the latest video "The Barefoot Professor: by nature video" by naturechannelvideo; that running with shoes may be doing harm to the body. Apparently, shoe clad runners land heel first creating a jarring sensation, which the professor believes leads to problems associated with repititve injuries. The obvious question the pops to mind is "what about cuts bruises and other more direct injuries?". Perhaps, a new kind of foot apparel can be developed that incorporates the professors research while addressing these issues. Is there a barefoot marathon in your future?

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