The debate surrounding 'Born to Run' March 21 2014, 0 Comments

Christopher McDougal's book, 'Born to Run', as well as being a best-seller in its own right, has opened up the debate about running style and shoes.  In response, the ranges of the big running shoe manufacturers have altered to include shoes with considerably less padding in the soles to cater for a widening segment of the market which believes that it is healthier and better to run with the feet as close to au-naturel as possible.  Smaller manufacturers such as ZEMgear and Vibram (now no longer small....) were ahead of this move with shoes with uniformly thin, unpadded soles which merely protected feet against injury, and allowed them to flex and move more naturally.  Some of the salient points of this discussion are discussed in this video, which you can view HERE.