Category Archives: Form

Ankle Mobility And The Floppy Foot Cooldown

Written by Barefoot Dawsy I’ve been seeing a lot of chatter in the barefoot underground lately about ankle mobility. It may be one aspect of your running that you have not spent much time thinking about, but in truth, it’s … Continue reading

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Ninja Running

By Barefoot Dawsy One of the coolest things about barefoot running that you won’t get when wearing conventional shoes is the ability to run silently. There’s something awesome about being able to run around making such a small amount of … Continue reading

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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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Did Humans Evolve To Run On Pavement?

Written By Barefoot Dawsy One of the major barriers to the uptake of barefoot running is the perception that humans weren’t meant to run on flat, hard surfaces, such as paved streets. I’ve been asked this question countless times, and … Continue reading

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How to not break your toes in Vibrams

Written by Barefoot Dawsy One of the main reasons people decide to try barefoot or minimalist running is the promise of reduced injuries. Unfortunately, a quick Google search will turn up a heap of anecdotes about people suffering tarsal and … 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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