From the category archives:

Barefoot Runners

Barefooter Giving Potentially Fatal Advice

April 30, 2011

This was recently brought to my attention. Those with the vascular and neuropathic complications of diabetes are at a significant risk of amputations with death as a fatal complication of that. They need to take special care to avoid any trauma to the lower limb. For this reason all the guidelines from all the national […]

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Definitive Evidence that Barefoot Running Really Does Make You Blind

August 11, 2010

No sooner than I wrote about the possibility of barefoot running making people blind, Dr Nirenberg has come back with another post about  Barefoot Running With Eyes Wide Open which clearly proves beyond doubt that barefoot running does indeed make you blind. He claims:  The weight of the scientific evidence which supports barefoot running has reached […]

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Does Running Barefoot Make You Blind?

August 10, 2010

I am really starting to wonder about this. It’s is the only explanation I can come up with to explain what I am seeing. First, we had all the barefoot websites claiming that running shoes cause osteoarthritis based on a study that was not even about osteoarthritis. Then we had them all claiming that barefoot […]

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Stress Fractures in the Vibram FiveFinger’s ‘Barefoot’ Shoe

May 6, 2010

I was being somewhat facetious in my 2+2=5 logic to show that barefoot runners get more stress fractures. As the barefoot running community tend to apply that logic to so much they claim, my point was why can’t I? Now we have more and more reports surfacing of metatarsal stress fractures occurring in the Vibram Five […]

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Barefoot and saving gas!

April 13, 2010

This is too good an opportunity to pass up. If anyone ever wanted evidence as to just how nutty these people really are. Just check out this post on how its claimed that by driving the car barefoot you can save gas. And they expect to be taken seriously. This kind of nonsense only makes […]

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Why do no elite runners run barefoot?

February 17, 2010

If barefoot running was so great, then why are there no elite runners doing it? Why have no world records been broken when running barefoot? Don’t you think that every elite runner and their ‘staff’ have looked at everything that could possibily give them a competitive edge? Why have they chosen not to run barefoot? […]

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Abebe Bakila as a ‘pinup’ runner for the barefoot fanatics

January 28, 2010

Fans and supporters of barefoot running love to point out the achievements of the marathon runner, Abebe Bakila. He won the 1960 Rome  Olympic marathon in a time of 2hr 15min. He did this barefoot. His achievements are hailed and worshiped by the barefoot running community. You often see him touted and talked about on […]

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