Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Podiatrists and Barefoot Running

Love to be a fly on the wall for this one:

"The Great Shoe Flap" Arrives in Boston: Is Barefoot Running Better?

"...Dr. Jenkins, a professor at Midwestern University's Arizona Podiatric Medicine Program, recently compiled extensive research from more than 120 external sources -- including Christopher McDougall's 'barefoot bible,' Born to Run. 'There has been a lot of focus on the biomechanics of barefoot running, and not as much on the perceived hazards that can cause injury,' he said. 'Our presentation is neutral from a scientific approach and aims to address all of the important angles.'

"Although many consider barefoot running a 'craze,' Dr. Langer believes it has longevity...."

And this is not the same doctor who did this study.  Times, they are a'changin...