Barefoot Traction

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Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald online edition (smh.com.au), is running an interesting piece on the barefoot running movement.

The article, which was also published in the weekends broadsheet section of the paper, Good Weekend, gives a detailed look at some of the history and debates about traditional sports shoes.

The piece takes in interviews with Harvard Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Daniel E. Lieberman and Dr Craig Richards from the University of Newcastle, both of whom have cast doubt on the huge marketing claims of dominant sports shoe manufacturers.

The writer teams up with a local barefoot running coach where he is given a pair of Vibram Five Fingers and takes them out for run.

It’s interesting to see such a long piece being published by the paper in both their weekend broadsheet and also on the front page of their website. This is just another example of how this once fringe movement is gaining traction in the wider media landscape.

If you have a moment a few minutes to give it a read.

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Michael McCoy

Michael McCoy

Michael founded The Rx Review in 2011 after discovering there were no news and product review websites catering to CrossFitters. A contributing writer to the CrossFit Games and the CrossFit Community website, he is currently the 2013 Australian Regional Media Director and was the 2012 Head Writer for the Australian Regionals for CrossFit Inc.
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