The original Running Barefoot website was founded in 1997 by Ken Bob Saxton, who had been running barefoot, at least occasionally, for as long as he has been running (more than 50 years). When he began racing barefoot in 1997, he found that people had a lot of questions about running barefoot. Actually not that many questions, mostly the same questions again and again from many different people. So Ken Bob thought it would be simpler to compile information about running barefoot in one place, like a website, where he could direct people who were persistent in asking question after question.
Barefoot Runners Society
Many of the tasks (organizing local barefoot running groups, etc.) we tried to perform on the Running Barefoot website have been replaced by The Barefoot Runners Society (Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton is on the board).
In order that Ken Bob Saxton can have more time to work on writing and making videos and keeping these websites up-to-date, to help more people transition to a safer way to run, several of Ken Bob’s websites are being merged into this location. So, you will find Ken Bob’s (and some other’s) books (and soon, videos), for sale (or free download) here, as well as schedules and reports of fun runs, races, Running Barefoot Play-Fun-Shops or Presentations, and other running barefoot events posted here, along with, hopefully, helpful advice and tips on how to improve your own running.
We have also added a New Barefoot Running Forum which, if it works well, will eventually replace the Yahoo! Running Barefoot forum which I began over a decade ago. It’s mostly just a control thing, as long as it isn’t too time consuming for me to maintain personally.