Category Archives: Barefoot Basics

A Barefoot Runner’s Guide To Gravel

Written By Barefoot Dawsy It may seem counter-intuitive to new barefoot runners, but the best surface to run on isn’t grass. As you may have guessed by the title, the actual best surface is gravel! But why? Running on grass … Continue reading

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Barefoot Basics #5: Landing

Written by Barefoot Dawsy It’s become fairly common knowledge among barefoot tranistioners that a shift to fore or mid foot striking is required when moving from shod to unshod running. On the whole this is true, but I’ve always found … Continue reading

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Barefoot Basics #4: Posture

Written By Barefoot Dawsy Running barefoot can be very unforgiving to bad form, so it’s essential to aim to improve all aspects of it as you learn to run unshod. One of the most important parts of this has little … Continue reading

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Barefoot Basics #3: Cadence

Written by Barefoot Dawsy If you want to adjust one element of your running form in order to gain the most benefit, then it’s pretty hard to go past cadence. Most of us, especially when shod, tend to settle into … Continue reading

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Barefoot Basics #2: Bend Your Knees

Written by Barefoot Dawsy When you first take off your conventional shoes and try running barefoot, the first thing you will probably notice is that the ground is really hard! It might sound silly and obvious, but the truth is … Continue reading

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Barefoot Basics #1: Relax

Written by Barefoot Dawsy There are literally dozens of tips, tricks, and techniques that I can (and will) show you about barefoot running, but there is one simple tip that rules them all: Relax! When you’re relaxed, running becomes a … Continue reading

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