Latest Barefoot running Stories

The Olympics And Bare Feet
2012-07-27 10:32:52

Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila made history when he earned a gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. His speed and agility won him the gold, but it was barefoot running that made him a legend. When the shoes Bikila was given for the race didn't fit comfortably, he ditched them for his bare feet. After all, that's the way he had trained for the Olympics in his homeland. Racing shoeless led to success for Bikila, and now, more than 50 years later, runners are continuing to take...

2011-08-18 08:00:00

Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeons Offer Training Advice and Injury Prevention Tips ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soaring gas prices may have slowed vacation travelers this summer but nothing seems to stop the number of Americans hitting the road, running. Nearly 50 million runners/joggers pound the pavement each week logging in an average of 24.4 miles, according to the National Runner Survey, 2011. With all that running, feet take a beating. More than...

2011-05-25 06:45:00

CORVALLIS, Ore., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Local Corvallis footwear company Soft Star Shoes plans to release its newest running moccasin, the RunAmoc DASH, on May 25, 2011. The RunAmoc DASH is the latest in a line of comfortable, sustainable minimalist running shoes. The RunAmoc DASH features a zero-drop sole and minimalist design. Each shoe is handcrafted to order in their solar-powered workshop in Oregon using locally sourced leathers and genuine Vibram soling products. Customers can...

2011-03-28 13:30:00

LONDON/>, March 28, 2011/> /PRNewswire/ -- VIVOBAREFOOT (http://www.vivobarefoot.com), the original barefoot shoe company, has teamed up with biomechanics expert Lee Saxby/> to create the definitive guide to injury free running and walking. Cutting through the myths and misinformation, PROPRIOCEPTION: Making sense of Barefoot Running, http://trainingclinic.vivobarefoot.com/ delivers a free step-by-step guide to reducing injury, improving performance and reawakening the innate skill...

2011-03-15 08:03:00

SEATTLE, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onlineshoes.com has recently introduced the new Merrell Barefoot collection, the latest entry in the booming minimalist running shoe category. Proponents of barefoot running believe that running without shoes, or with only minimalist shoes, while employing proper technique can reduce injury and promote health. Onlineshoes.com is looking for enthusiasts interested in testing those claims, and will be giving away free shoes to four lucky winners. Read...

2010-10-25 18:29:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Until recently, running shoeless has had little more than a fringe following of enthusiasts. However, new research and the popularity of "five finger" shoes--a minimalist shoe that fits the foot like a glove--has barefoot running striding into the mainstream. Robert S. Gotlin, DO, director of orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, discussed the pros and...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'