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
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
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 The goal of running is simply to move the body forward. The goal of running barefoot is to make that process comfortable for our bare soles, which eliminates injurious stresses and strains on, not only the soles of our … read more