right now, barefoot running is at the same stage pronation-control shoes were in 1985: an intuitively attractive idea that makes sense, but hasn’t yet been tested.When I got my first pair of real, grown up running shoes at a running shop, I expected all sorts of analysis and advice from the shoe salesman. Instead, I was told only this: the shoe should feel natural. In other words, if the shoe feels awkward in any way, tight or loose, supportive or not, DITCH IT. Some common sense is refreshing, sometimes.
Debunking the myth of specialized running shoes - The Globe and Mail
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