Tuesday, November 16, 2010

FUD On Barefoot Running

From Michael Sandler's Facebook page:

"We heard an impressive attack on barefoot running yesterday by a lead researcher for the only major manufacturer NOT producing a minimalist shoe for 2011. Speaking before 500 running store retailers about the 'barefoot running swindle' he quoted nearly 30 year-old research, showed a barefoot runner heel-striking, and tried to discredit Dr. Lieberman. Our concern about his attack - it could directly affect which shoes retailers decide to carry for 2011. If you want choices and selection, please contact your favorite local running store this week and let them know you want more minimalist shoes! Let your voices be heard!"

I'm guessing he's referring to Brooks.
I don't think we need to worry about the shoe retailers.  They've gotten the message loud and clear, with a few exceptions.