The barefoot professor

March 13, 2010 at 1:28 am 1 comment

Harvard professor Daniel Lieberman has ditched his trainers and started running barefoot. His research shows that barefoot runners, who tend to land on their fore-foot, generate less impact shock than runners in sports shoes who land heel first. This makes barefoot running comfortable and could minimize running-related injuries. Read more here and find the original research here.

Related: The science of going barefoot.

Also — check out “Everything you need to know to become a barefoot runner“, a great list of resources compiled by


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  • 1. Colin Pistell  |  March 16, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Nice vid share – I reposted on my blog with some thoughts on barefooting. Glad spring is here so I can get back to barefoot training again!


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Jason R. Atwood

I'm an avid trail runner and doctoral student at U.C. Berkeley who studies motivation and the relationship between the mind and body. This blog is a forum to share research, news, and musings about these topics of interest. More

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