Barefoot Running… Why, When and How.

Barefoot RunningThe idea of “Natural Running” conjures up the thought of Tarahumara Indians traipsing effortlessly through the Copper Canyons of Mexico. The Idea of running barefoot came and went as quickly as any trendy fashion. Few were willing or able to adopt the ability to run unshod, those that have tended to be miraculously free of injuries that most runners face.

In this episode we will discuss the Why, When and How to employ barefoot running.

Richard Diaz and his guest OCR athlete Benjamin Pina reveal training tips that are highly effective in correcting many of the flaws that lead to injury in a simple “Natural” approach to training.

Human Octane makes a statement


2 comments for “Barefoot Running… Why, When and How.

  1. Louis
    January 16, 2017 at 7:44 am

    What about the paradoxal barefoot shoes? Companies like vibram, vivobarefoot, Lems, Softstar etc etc are creating shoe soles that attempt to transmit as much ground feel while giving some protection.

    Do you think that it could be something to suggest as a replacement to the heavily soled shoes ? Once your barefoot training level is high enough that’s you’ve transitioned to full on barefoot running, those shoes will allow you to run on your gym’s treadmill and also outside. There are even some created for tackling trails or obstacle races (vibram, v-trail, spyridion etc)


    • diazhp
      January 16, 2017 at 11:47 am

      In a word no.

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