Review: Benefits of barefoot running not yet proven

10/24/2013 | Reuters

A review of study data by researchers at the University of Cape Town did not find evidence that running barefoot helps prevent injury. The study team, which reported findings in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, said that while shoeless running may reduce the impact on feet and legs, injuries are caused by many factors, including running mechanics, so it is difficult to determine whether barefoot running lowers the risk of a particular injury.

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