Barefoot vs. Shod Running: Which is Best?

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Kevin A. Kirby
80 minutes

Barefoot vs. Shod Running: Which is Best? explores the issue of whether runners should wear shoes or run barefoot when training and competing. The DVD reviews the scientific evidence that exists on the subject and details why runners do not want to run barefoot, even though an argument can be made that barefoot running is the preferred option. The DVD also details the common running injuries that performers suffer, as well as tips and suggestions for identifying, diagnosing, and treating such conditions.

Among the topics covered:

• History of running
• Differences in feet of barefoot vs. shod populations
• Barefoot is better
• Why do runners not want to run barefoot?
• Why aren't elites racing barefoot
• Common running injuries: diagnosis, etiology & treatment