As barefoot running and hiking is taking quite some place on this blog, here are some quick reference links:
For more about minimalistic running (no, I don’t advocate those Vibrams or other “minimalistic” shoes), here are a few resources:
Running World article on barefoot running (a measured view on the phenomenon)
Sports science on barefoot running (a scientific study)
And as it is interesting to show both angles of a discussion, this article warning against barefoot running:
Why barefoot running isn’t best for most runners Quite obviously, barefoot running is not made for everyone, as it requires changing a lot in your posture and approach.
Finally, on the slightly different subject of barefoot hiking:
Should you hike barefoot An interesting nuanced approach to the question.
Pros and cons of hiking barefoot Another nuanced article.
Society for barefoot living And finally, to conclude this series a link to the website from the “Society for barefoot living” which features webinars with catchy titles such as “shoes: the silent killer”. Sorry, I couldn’t help but laugh at that one.
All about grounding And finally, to top it all, an article debunking that myth of “earthing”.