27 Apr '12, 10pm

Latest: The Bizarre Truth About Running Barefoot

Latest: The Bizarre Truth About Running Barefoot

Some of you have only one opinion about feet, and that’s that they are ugly ! Stuff them in socks, cover them up at bare minimum with Birkenstocks, but whatever you do, please don’t flaunt your disgusting hairy toes and black soles in public. Going barefoot is only acceptable for hobbits and socially-disgraced people who hit passing bicyclists over the head with sections of rebar. Right? Maybe not. But don’t panic and start hiding all your shoes in a secret compartment just yet; let’s hear the evidence. First of all, it turns out that shoes in and of themselves are not the problem. They protect our feet, keep them warm in the cold and look cool. What’s not to like? Photo: Regan Walsh It turns out that highly cushioned shoes with arch support actually change the way we run. Take a closer look at your running shoe. It probably has a thick cushioned sole beneath the heel and ...

Full article: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/outdoor/news-bizarre...

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