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New Adidas Barefoot Shoe

Barefoot shoe craze went a gear higher after Adidas announced the release of Adidas barefoot shoe. Adidas barefoot shoe is nick named, The Adipure Trainer.

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Adidas barefoot running shoe is designed to mimic the experience of exercising barefoot while providing the protection, traction and durability of a shoe.

Adidas Barefoot shoe price

The Adipure Trainer, which is a cross between a glove for the feet and a traditional shoe, hits U.S. stores in November priced at $90.

Nike Free Barefoot Running Shoe

The first time I had that Nike have barefoot running shoe, I imagined it being something like a foot glove. In reality, Nike Free Barefoot running shoe looks just like any other Nike sneaker.

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Nike Free, Barefoot running shoe was designed to mimic the feel of barefoot running. Nike free barefoot running shoe engages the muscles of the feet, encourage good posture, and help train the wearer to land correctly.

Benefit of Nike Free Barefoot running shoe

The Nike Free Barefoot running shoes are designed to give you the benefits of barefoot running without sacrificing your feet.

Price of Nike Free Barefoot Running shoe

I checked various online stores and the price is just under $100

Best Shoes For Barefoot Running

As barefoot running craze continues to rise, barefoot running shoes have been gaining popularity.

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This barefoot running shoes are designed to re-create a the natural sensation of running “barefoot” on man-made surfaces like concrete and asphalt.

If you want to a buy a barefoot running shoe, you can read reviews for best barefoot running shoes at barefoot Running Shoes website.

Zola Budd Barefoot Running Technique

If Ethiopias’ Abebe Bikila is the god father of barefoot running(He won 1960 Rome Olympic marathon running barefoot) then South African Zola Budd is the god mother of barefoot running.

South African running sensation Zola Budd was a die hard devotee of the art of running barefoot. Budd trained and raced barefoot.

In 1984 aged 17 she set a New world record in 5000 meters while running barefoot.

Back then running barefoot was seen as a crazy idea but now experts seem to tell us running barefoot is not a crazy idea after all. In fact that is how we should be running.

From Science daily

Scientists have found that those who run barefoot, or in minimal footwear, tend to avoid “heel-striking,” and instead land on the ball of the foot or the middle of the foot. In so doing, these runners use the architecture of the foot and leg and some clever Newtonian physics to avoid hurtful and potentially damaging impacts, equivalent to two to three times body weight, that shod heel-strikers repeatedly experience.

Latest Research On Barefoot Running

There is a lot of news flying around claiming that running barefoot is better than running on some fancy running shoes. Although am yet to try running barefoot there are many runners out there who swear by barefoot running, at least on grass. Running barefoot on tarmac is a big NO!

Research on Barefoot running

The latest research on barefoot running has been done by a team from Harvard University. The team studied runners from the United States and Kenya as they ran on tracks.

The researchers found that while people run in a variety of ways, most barefoot runners tend to “forefoot strike — land first on the outer ball of the foot before bringing down the heel.

Advantage / Benefit of Barefoot Running

By contrast, more than 75 percent of runners who wear running shoes land on their heels first. The study suggests this is more likely to cause running injury.

Detailed information is published on harvard univesity website on barefoot running.