Barefoot running seems to be all the rage right now, but can your feet handle it?
With baby steps and dedication, you'd be amazed what you can do.
I love shoes; can't get enough of them. But even though the relationship between people and shoes goes way back in history (ancient Egyptians and the ancient Mesopotamians?), there was a time when humans were completely minimalist and didn't value shoes (if they had them) the same way we do today.
Now some people, specifically runners, have decided that it's time to get in touch with their inner minimalists and forego the sneakers during their daily run. Like any change, it's best to ease yourself and your feet into this style of running to avoid injury.
Want to know more about the baby steps to barefoot running? The Chicago Tribune has the details for you and your feet. But if you're like me and not too keen on the idea of completely bare feet, toe shoes might be a better option.
Happy running and keep fit!
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