In a previous post "Should I Go Barefoot Or Stick With Trainers?" Simon explored some thoughts on the barefoot running technique that has become popular in minimalist circles.
Simon's objective review of the different fore foot strike patterns revealed he has himself adopted a slightly altered running position but clearly points out that barefoot running is not for everyone. In his own case, an over-pronator with a leg length discrepancy reliant on the use of orthotics, he makes a good point that barefoot running is probably not the best idea for him.
We all need to take such an honest and reflective view of our own biomechanics and medical history if considering the barefoot running style.
Here are two videos that will add insight and provoke thoughts well worth considering …