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Barefoot Running is not without its Controversy!

While there are many benefits to be gained from the concept of barefoot running, not everyone is convinced by the science (see: Barefoot Running is Bad). Even on a doctors forum, there is a lot of debate and discussion (see: Barefoot Running Debate). Others are concerned about the media interpretation of the science of barefoot running. A lot of the debate is around if barefoot running really does reduce injuries. It seems that there are arguments both ways. After reading the above links, I do have to express concern how some fanatics in the barefoot running world do come across. Barefoot running has a place and most of the doctors in the above debate agree, but they do react negatively to the extremism and claims that are made up based on a wrong interpretation of the research.


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