Runner's World Essential Guides: Barefoot Running and Minimalism: Everything You Need to Know to Make the Healthy Transition to Minimalist Shoes and Barefoot Running by Scott Douglas
English | October 20th, 2011 | ASIN: B005UHFFI0, ISBN: 1609614143 | 68 Pages | EPUB | 0.95 MB
The basic rationale for running barefoot or in minimalist models goes something like this: Humans evolved to cover long distances by foot. By introducing a thick layer of cushioning and an elevated heel between the foot and the ground, modern running shoes alter natural running form. But modern running shoes alter form in ways that lead to injury. Therefore, getting back to a more natural running gait by running in little-to-no shoe will lead to improved form, which should lower injury rates.