28 April 2009

Running Free

I didn't realize that there was even debate on the issue, but there are some out there who think running shoes do more harm than good. This article from Popular Mechanics looks at some of the arguments for and against.

It is an interesting article, but the comments are even more interesting. There is an evangelical quality to the barefooters that is off-putting, but I am intrigued by the idea of scrapping our existing shoe designs in favor of something that really helps the human body perform better.

I don't know if my knees could handle running is something unpadded on asphalt or concrete, but I'd be willing to give it a try.

1 comment:

Linz said...

Very interesting article. I think I will stick with my Brooks Adrenalines for now, though...:)