Barefoot Running Pros and Cons
Running is greatly beneficial to the body, and that is something every single person on the planet earth knows. Even little kids who have no formal lessons in medicine or holistic health will tell you that running is good for the cardiovascular system and should be done around two to three times weekly minimum.
However, when it comes down to exactly how you should be running there is some major controversy. Some people say that running barefoot is going to be more beneficial to the body, and they have some pretty good arguments too.
Then the other group says that running with shoes is much safer and doesn’t detract from any of the benefits from running barefoot. So the real question is: was barefoot running just invented by some commies to detract youth from capitalistic spending?
Look at your feet, they are pale, perhaps hairy, with five stubby toes, and you can’t walk on pavement without a slight bit of discomfort. That is the normal person’s typical foot, but when you look at the foot of a barefoot runner things are much different.
The paleness is gone, the hair and stubby toes remain, and the soles of the feet look greatly calloused. Barefoot runners can walk around on gravel without even flinching to them it is like walking on grass or a mattress made from goose feathers.
Well, maybe that is an exaggeration but running barefoot for a few weeks will greatly increase the durability and resilience of the sole of your foot. That is good you know if you ever want to have strong feet for any reason.
Perhaps you are dared to walk on glass for a few thousand dollars, this would be one of the times you would be extremely thankful to your regular and rigorous barefoot routine. Despite fantastical and nearly impossible bets that will most likely never happen, there are some real benefits that will come from barefoot running.
Running with your feet bare against the pavement like virgin pelicans tossed in the throes of a rampant gale is going to force you to run in the most ergonomically correct way possible. You will automatically start running with your forefoot hitting the ground first rather than your heel, which is going to lessen damage to the heel, legs and knees.
Because your body will be aligned in a more ergonomically correct manner, you are supposedly going to start getting better circulation throughout your body. The only way to know if running without shoes is for you is to try it yourself.
It isn’t like it is going to kill you if you do try it, and it isn’t like you aren’t going to be able to stay fit if keep wearing shoes. Really it is purely up to you.