Minimalist involves running in light, flexible footwear with no cushion or a raised heel, to allow the foot to move naturally, restore strength and proprioception, and to improve foot strike.
Running in socks is better than running shoes when it comes to maintaining good form and landing safely.
Minimalist footwear reinforces stability under hypothermic conditions by allowing tactile sensory information to be received.
Many minimalist shod runners were found to have poor accuracy in self-reported forefoot strike pattern.
Barefoot running shoes reduce foot inclination at touchdown, resulting in more favorable outcomes.
Barefoot style running shoes prevent injuries only when paired with gait retraining.
Foot aching got you down and can’t pinpoint the cause? Your feet are most likely weak from wearing regular cushioned running shoes with arch support.
Runners in thick cushioned minimalist shoes at 3x’s greater risk of injury as compared with thin minimalist shoes.
How thick socks alter your forefoot running form.