We are doing a study of impact loading over the course of the Boston Marathon this year. We are recruiting runners of all types, but are in need of barefoot and ‘true’ minimal footwear runners (no midsole, stack height, arch, etc).
Irene S. Davis, PhD, PT, FACSM, FAPTA, FASB
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Director, Spaulding National Running Center
1575 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA. 02138
Barefoot Running; So simple a caveman did it!
No Stopping: Boston Marathon
Ken Bob, Boston Marathon 2005
Unidentified Barefoot Runner, Boston Marathon 2005
Theresa Withee 2011 Boston Barefoot
Running Mechanics Study; Spaulding National Running Center
Video After recent years trending toward minimalist shoes, shoe companies are increasing the cushioning level in many of this year’s models. Why now? Related Links The Human Body User Manual Rich on Running: If the Shoe Fits… Study: Impact Forces … read more
Background From October to November 2012, I was limping. My right ankle was swollen up like a balloon. What happened, you wonder? Had I stepped in a pothole? Played rough sports? Fallen down the stairs? No… I had decided to … read more
by Bill Hoffman Summary “…my family and I went to Boston to attend the 2nd Annual Boston Barefoot Running Festival. There was a whole weekend of activities, but we just wanted to go to the barefoot running workshop and 5K. … read more
Spaulding National Running Center – First Anniversary Hear from three Pioneer Women Runners! Mission The mission of the SNRC is to expand the current understanding of running related, musculoskeletal injuries with a focus on treatment and prevention, and to use … read more
The Business of Running My goals as a barefoot running guru are the same as any business that is interested in helping runners and walkers, and helping others who do not run, begin running or walking, without hurting themselves or … read more
Running – Nature’s Exercise Evidence suggests we evolved to run in order to survive, making running one of the most natural forms of exercise to improve fitness levels. Currently, nearly 20 million Americans run. Of these, 79% experience running related … read more
Summary Presented by New England Barefoot Runners and the Barefoot Runners Society Statistics 2 days of fun and informative events Boston Marathon weekend Ken Bob Saxton and Roy M. Wallack, authors; Barefoot Running Step by Step L. Daniel Howell, … read more
Summary “Ken, … We’ll plan a very special experiment for you in the lab.” – Dr. Daniel Lieberman Story So we loaded up the car and traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts that is… Videos Note the subtle fore-foot landing. I’m not … read more
Summary I think we all had a pretty good time this past weekend in Boston for the Marathon and the 5 mile race in Lexington, and of course the Runner’s World forum featuring Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton. We certainly had … read more