FiveFingers Review on Hulu – Barefoot Running?

Being a fitness/triathlete nut that I am, I am intrigued by the latest fad, barefoot running.  While it should be no surprise that shoes could cause potentially worse injuries for runners as opposed to barefoot, I really don’t think America is about to give up their cushy Uggs! 

More seriously though, this review by WIRED magazine presents a wonderful overview of this latest theory.  It is available on Hulu: http://bit.ly/bC0n I like the comparison of a guy running in shoes and the guy running in FiveFingers.  Gave me flashbacks to the last triathlon I was in where everyone passed me!

Here is a NYTimes article for the non-moving picture viewers:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/30/business/30shoe.html

Once I get back from vacation, I might have to give it a serious go and pick up a pair.

2 thoughts on “FiveFingers Review on Hulu – Barefoot Running?

  1. Just started getting into barefoot running (that’s actually the reason I’m on posterous – couldn’t help but start the obligatory running blog). Did you ever give it a shot? What did you think of the Vibrams?

  2. Justin, yes I’ve had my FiveFingers for about five months now and love them! Running barefoot is the only way to go. I have the KSO’s and recently completed an Xterra Trail Run in them. I like how they allow for full foot articulation, but provide protection from the elements. Plus, I find them super comfortable. A word of advice: start out slow. Wear them for a few hours and build up the distances you run in them. If you do too much, too soon, you can get injured. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have! Like your blog, very cool!

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