Category Archives: Transition

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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Micro-runs…A Better Way To Transition To Barefoot?

Written By Barefoot Dawsy Arguably the hardest part of transitioning from shod to barefoot running is not the discomfort, or form changes, or any of the usual worries that new runners have. No, the hardest part is keeping your mileage … Continue reading

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5 Simple Methods To Help Overcome Barefoot-Induced Anxiety

Written By Barefoot Dawsy Confession time. It took me nearly 2 years of running in minimal shoes before I finally let my bare feet touch the ground! Like many people, I was just really nervous about doing it. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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So You Want To Run In Minimalist Shoes

Written by Barefoot Dawsy So I spent most of this weekend fielding questions, comments, tweets, and emails about the recentĀ Art Of Manliness article that came out last week. There were some excellent points raised, and I got the feeling that … 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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5 Tips For Surviving Your First Run In Vibrams

By Barefoot Dawsy There’s something about running in Vibrams that makes you want to run farther. Unfortunately, for most new Vibram wearers, this feeling can often lead to the dreaded sore calves that are the trademark of doing Too Much … Continue reading

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The Truth About Barefoot Running Injuries (And What To Do About Them)

Written By Barefoot Dawsy Any barefoot runner that tells you that they’ve never been injured is either really lucky, forgetful, or lying. Small injuries are a part of learning how to run barefoot if you’ve worn shoes your whole life. … Continue reading

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