A Barefoot runner is seen to be an oddity amongst a sea of motion controlled expensive footwear. The reality is that we were born to run and to run without the technology to stop us from “injuring” ourselves. The need for shoes in a work place environment has obviously to be taken into consideration, but the need to strap our feet into the latest footwear from the Nike sweatshop factory to be able to go out for a run is very far from the truth.
I have used an interview with a pioneer of the barefoot lifestyle Barefoot ted from the
as he talks about the book BORN TO RUN by Christopher McDougall. It is a good read and sets out to show how we evolved to be efficient long distance runners.