The Barefoot Debate: Can Minimalist Shoes Reduce Running-Related Injuries?

  title={The Barefoot Debate: Can Minimalist Shoes Reduce Running-Related Injuries?},
  author={Jeffrey A Rixe and Robert A. Gallo and Matthew L. Silvis},
  journal={Current Sports Medicine Reports},
Abstract Running has evolved throughout history from a necessary form of locomotion to an athletic and recreational pursuit. During this transition, our barefoot ancestors developed footwear. By the late 1970s, running popularity surged, and footwear manufacturers developed the running shoe. Despite new shoe technology and expert advice, runners still face high injury rates, which have yet to decline. Recently, “minimalist” running, marked by a soft forefoot strike and shorter, quicker strides… 
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