What Are the Disadvantages of Barefoot Running?

What Are the Disadvantages of Barefoot Running?

21/05/2024 Bretta Riches 0

The only disadvantage of barefoot running is blistering which is attributed to doing too much barefoot running too soon. The best approach to barefoot running is an incremental one, starting off by running barefoot for 1 minute then walking barefoot, and repeating this interval according to your tolerance level. If you do get a blister, the next best alternative to barefoot running is minimalist footwear, which does an equally excellent job at helping you move away from heel strike running, and instead, helps you easily adopt a forefoot strike tied to less over-striding, better upper body posture, higher cadence and less ground-contact time.

Barefoot Running Injuries: Top of Foot Pain

Barefoot Running Injuries: Top of Foot Pain

29/03/2024 Bretta Riches 0

The main cause of toe injury from barefoot running is the toes are being used too much to aggressively push the entire weight of the body forward into the next step. This problem can be completely avoided by landing properly on your forefoot because it makes the knee softly bend and the torso shift slightly forward, which in turn, causes the foot to actually spring up on its own, thereby relieving the toes from being over-engaged to push the body forward through each step.

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