I'd pretty much wrapped up my discussion of barefoot running a while back, ending on an it-works-for-some-but-not-for-me coda.
Saw this in today's Oregonian, and thought I'd stir the embers a little ...
As part of the story, a local foot doctor was interviewed, and he allowed as how he measured the popularity of barefoot running by the number of patients in his waiting room ...
Yep, it can be beneficial. But it can also be harmful.
Something to consider before you shed your shoes and hit the track.
Me, I believe that this is like a lot of other exercise waves that have washed ashore. When it recedes–and it will–there will be a hardcore group that stays with it, but there will also be a lot of folks who tried it and found it less than satisfactory.
Like I did.