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May 2, 2010

This is a good one. I get a lot of emails (hate mail) and they all have one thing in common: They all prove what I am saying is right! None of them actually address the issues I raise and just take pot shots at me and do things such as attack my anonymity and […]

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Do running shoes cause osteoarthritis?

April 24, 2010

Do running shoes cause osteoarthritis? According to a lot of barefoot running websites and blogs they do. Where do that get that information from? They either seem to have made the claim up or based it on the press release that accompanied the Kerrigan et al study. Which is just another case of intellectual dishonesty […]

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Barefoot and saving gas!

April 13, 2010

This is too good an opportunity to pass up. If anyone ever wanted evidence as to just how nutty these people really are. Just check out this post on how its claimed that by driving the car barefoot you can save gas. And they expect to be taken seriously. This kind of nonsense only makes […]

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Plantar fasciitis and barefoot running

April 10, 2010

What is the relationship between barefoot running and plantar fasciitis? In the research by Liebermann et al published in Nature, in the discussion they made the somewhat remarkable claim that: “Furthermore, many running shoes have arch supports and stiffened soles that may lead to weaker foot muscles, reducing arch strength. This weakness contributes to excessive […]

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Why I Chose to Remain Anonymous

April 1, 2010

I have chosen to remain anonymous for one main and one minor reason. The main reason is that I wanted to make this site about the issues and not the person. I wanted to expose barefoot runners for the claims they make and not who they are. One thing you learn really quickly about the […]

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“Barefoot Runners Get More Stress fractures”

March 18, 2010

Well they don’t really, but why can I not make up that headline like that as the barefoot running community do it all the time (see Intellectual Dishonesty). Surely if they do it, why can’t the rest of us do it? Mainly because we are not that irresponsible and dishonest. But, here is my logic […]

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Who is opposed to barefoot running?

March 11, 2010

Who is opposed to barefoot running? The barefoot running community have a track record of playing the person and not the ball and always like to go after or criticise the perceived opponents of barefoot running rather than rationally discuss the issues. Why do they have to criticise these opponents? Is barefoot running really that […]

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Minimalist shoe vs conventional shoe for plantar fasciitis

March 7, 2010

I got am email asking me what I thought of the recent study in the Physician and Sports Medicine about those with plantar fasciitis improving more in barefoot or minimalist shoes (Nike Free) compared to conventional shoes. Here is the abstract: Plantar fasciitis is a common injury to the plantar aponeurosis, manifesting as pain surrounding […]

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Motion control shoes may reduce the injury risk in runners

March 4, 2010

I wonder how the barefoot running community will respond to this one? Despite claims by the anti-running shoe lobby, there is NO evidence that running shoes do any harm (see: Intellectual Dishonesty), now we have some research that shows that motion control shoes do some good. How will they respond to that? Here is the […]

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Is barefoot running the norm or default?

March 3, 2010

I just wish there were more hours in the day to write about this. The barefoot runners need to follow Confucius’s advice: When in hole, it’s a good idea to stop digging They continually provide copious amounts of material to demonstrate how irrational and illogical they are. I have so much to respond to and […]

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