Is barefoot running good for you?

is barefoot running good for youBarefoot running, either literally running barefoot or using shoes with minimal cushioning, is very popular, but highly contested. Almost everyone seems to have an opinion about it, and it raises a frequent question from our readers, “Is barefoot running good for you?” Personally, I like barefoot running, but some of the roads and sidewalks around me are constructed using very jagged concrete, so I use barefoot running shoes which have zero cushioning but a protective tread to protect the skin. But just because I like barefoot running doesn’t necessarily mean it is suitable for people in various stages of curing knee injuries. So I’m going to take a moment to explain in full both why I like it, and what it means for your health. Continue reading