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Want to Run Barefoot at Your Gym? Good Luck

Fellow joggers will be 'repulsed' by the practice

(Newser) - Joggers who love running barefoot are trying to bring the fad into fitness clubs—but fellow members and gym owners are saying no way, the Wall Street Journal reports. Fitness chains cite health concerns in banning the practice, and shoe-wearing members cite disgust over naked feet sweating on tracks and... More »

Barefoot Running Craze Dogged by Injuries

Most jump in a little too quickly, say experts

(Newser) - Swept by the barefoot running craze, ultramarathoner Ryan Carter ditched his sneakers for footwear that mimics the experience of striding unshod. Within three weeks of switching over, he was clocking six miles on the road. During a training run with a friend, Carter suddenly stopped, unable to take another step.... More »

Barefoot Runners Take to NYC Marathon

More are going shoeless, though not all podiatrists like the trend

(Newser) - More runners are expected to complete in the New York City marathon barefoot this year than ever before, as the trend in shoeless distance running continues to gain in popularity, the New York Times reports. (They'll still make up a "tiny number" of the total 43,000 participants.)... More »

Barefoot Runners Are More Efficient

Harvard study echoes popular trend to ditch the running shoes

(Newser) - The barefoot running trend now has a powerful academic ally in a Harvard study that sides with au naturel hoofers. Researchers compared people who had always run barefoot, those who had always worn shoes, and those who had given up footwear. The barefoot runners had a lighter stride, and used... More »

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