From the category archives:


Oh, the absurdity of it

May 4, 2011

How often have you seen claims that barefoot activity improves the immune system? I have seen some recent claims from barefooters that there is increasing amounts of evidence that going barefoot has immune system benefits. I am going to type this next bit really slow: There is not one piece of evidence that even comes […]

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Why are barefoot runners getting so many injuries?

September 8, 2010

I am going to borrow a statement that I came across on another site, “The Evangelists from the Church of Barefoot Running”. The Evangelists make some very strong statements that one of the main advantages of barefoot running is that you get less injuries (which has no evidence to support that) and that running shoes […]

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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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Some questions for the barefoot running community

June 18, 2010

Here are some rhetorical questions for the barefoot running community in general to consider: Why do you try to dismiss what I write about because there are advertisements on this site for running shoes? Are you also dismissing what is written on barefoot running websites because they have advertisements for barefoot running shoes, barefoot running […]

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Why I have comments turned off

June 1, 2010

I have the comments turned off on this blog for a number of reasons. Mainly because I have no desire or energy to engage in discussion with the barefoot running community. They have already proved how irrational and nonsensical they are in previous discussions; how they totally misrepresent and misquote research; and how they are […]

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“All the proof you need”

May 20, 2010

I got an interesting email from someone who I assume is a barefoot runner. The email simply said “this is all the proof you need” and it included a link to this. This link is a reproduction of the press release from the Kerrigan et al study, which I described as: This will have to […]

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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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The Advertising on this Site

May 2, 2010

This is a good one. I get a lot of emails (hate mail) and they all have one thing in common: They all prove what I am saying is right! None of them actually address the issues I raise and just take pot shots at me and do things such as attack my anonymity and […]

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Plantar fasciitis and barefoot running

April 10, 2010

What is the relationship between barefoot running and plantar fasciitis? In the research by Liebermann et al published in Nature, in the discussion they made the somewhat remarkable claim that: “Furthermore, many running shoes have arch supports and stiffened soles that may lead to weaker foot muscles, reducing arch strength. This weakness contributes to excessive […]

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Why I Chose to Remain Anonymous

April 1, 2010

I have chosen to remain anonymous for one main and one minor reason. The main reason is that I wanted to make this site about the issues and not the person. I wanted to expose barefoot runners for the claims they make and not who they are. One thing you learn really quickly about the […]

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