Day: November 19, 2015

Why Barefoot Running was the Best and Worst

Barefoot running was one of the biggest crazes in the running world, and was insanely popular a few years ago, particularly because of the book by Christopher McDougall, “Born to Run,” which is being made into a movie with Matthew McConaughey as the lead. The idea was simple: take your shoes off, and let the natural motion combined with a perfectly balanced landing on your bare foot and all of your aches and pains will go away.

McDougall called Huntington Beach resident Ken Bob Saxton the “great bearded sage” when it came to barefoot running. However, as barefoot running became …