Thursday, April 30, 2009

Going Nude..

with your feet that is!

"Putting your feet in shoes is similar to putting them in a plaster cast,' says Dr Hartmann. 'If I put your leg in plaster, we'll find 40 to 60 per cent atrophy of the musculature within six weeks. Something similar happens to your feet when they're encased in shoes."




Pic: Ethiopian Abebe Bikila on his way to gold in the 1960 Olympic marathon - running barefoot


Read: Are Running Shoes Pointless?


1 comment:

Arun said...

Good Post John - see this daily mail article that talks about the history of running shoes

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1170253/The-painful-truth-trainers-Are-expensive-running-shoes-waste-money.html