Eddie Izzard will run 27 marathons around South Africa — barefoot. He mentions in an interview that he has never done this before. Running in solidarity, running for health, running for fun – all barefoot. This new fitness craze has taken off. But, what is the result of millions of pattering feet on the pavement?
Barefoot running injuries most occur to new runners who just kick off their old Nikes. The way the foot hits the ground in sneakers is at the heel. A heel-hit on the bare foot is a sure way into a doctor’s office. The heel is unable to sustain pressure on it’s own. Additionally, stride lengths are different and different stabilizer muscles are engaged through the body. So, the best way to foray to barefoot running is to understand the mechanics of running bare.
Read more about barefoot running and read about injuries met by others at DailyMail.co.uk.
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