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Free Brooks Running Shoes

Two ways of getting your feet inside a pair of free brooks running shoes is to participate in their promotions that allows you to win a pair of free brooks running shoes or join their Brooks shoe testing program.

Brooks Shoe Testing Program

Brooks provides a select group of runners a chance to test their running shoes. You just need to apply as a tester by filling in an application form at their website.

Participant Requirement

  • Must agree to all terms of the Wear Tester Agreement
  • Agrees to return shoes upon request
  • Must live in the United States and be able to receive packages delivered by FedEx (Due to import/export duty and trade restrictions we are unable to ship testing product outside the U.S.)
  • Knows personal gait category and running shoe size (if not, please visit a running specialty store to be fitted before you apply)
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have regular access to the internet and a valid e-mail address
  • Able to provide detailed, helpful, and timely feedback effectively via email or phone
  • Agrees to use shoes only for running during testing (no yard work, rock climbing, etc.)
  • Wants to create a better Brooks shoe!

To apply to join Brooks Shoe testing program visit Brooks Shoe Tester Application Page.

Barefoot Running Injuries Stats

2010 will go down as the year when barefoot running became a craze. The running fraternity was bombarded with research papers telling us why going barefoot is the way to run.

Image courtesy of madetorun.com

The scholars told us barefoot running prevents hurtful running injuries! Really?

Now there is growing evidence barefoot running is causing injuries, from aching heels, ankles and top of the foot. Doctors are reporting seeing a rise in barefoot running injuries.

Steve Pribut, a Washington, DC podiatrist and one of America’s most respected running injury specialists, says he has experienced a recent influx of barefoot runners at his office as well. And, asked by email whether he could confirm a barefoot running injury trend in his clinical experience, Lewis Maharam, a.k.a “Running Doc,” replied with two words: “Oh, yeah!”

From Running Network Barefoot running epidemic.

I just have had the opportunity to meet up with 3 ‘barefoot runners’. Only one of them is still doing some drills barefoot; the other two were disillusioned because of the injuries. One with stress fractures from his Vibrams; and the other could not shake “Top of Foot Pain” – it was not until he went back to his running shoes would it go away, only to return again when he tried to transition.

It was the nature of the “Top of Foot Pain” in barefoot running that intrigued me, so I did some looking up and it is commonly reported by barefoot runners.

From Podiatry Arena Barefoot running.