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