How barefoot or minimalist shoes can help in you running and workouts
For many athletes it is very important to get the maximum amount of benefit out of each and every exercise. As a result of this mindset, there has been an explosion of interest in barefoot or minimalist shoes for running and workouts like CrossFit over the last few years.
Here is a great graphic from the XRayTechniciansSchool that argues the case for barefoot running.
In the same way runners can benefit from the body being able to work the way it was designed, CrossFitters can also benefit. While everyone agrees that exercise can promote healthier living, some say traditional running shoes can cause quite a bit of damage.
Need more evidence? Check out these images of feet from 1905 – an adult who has never worn shoes and a boy who wore shoe for just a few weeks.
Unfortunately, companies which produce and market running shoes do not feel obligated to inform their consumers of the damage to their feet and legs that their shoes will cause. Typical running shoes throw off the natural movement of your body leading to issues such as shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee issues and more.