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"Footloose and shoe free" Continued...

“A shoe should allow you to run, not enable you to run,” he said. “Barefoot shoes are ideal in this regard. The only catch is, well, they look weird.”

Campitelli said it’s a “bogus notion” that someone needs a special pair of shoes to run effectively or solve a foot problem. What they need is proper education about foot motion and form, said Campitelli, who believes minimalist shoes should be seen as tools allowing for improved health and exercise, rather than mechanisms capable of preventing or promoting injury by themselves: “It’s not about what you wear, it’s about how you run.”

Caroline Leal
Caroline Leal

Caroline Leal is a freelance journalist for WNG.org. She graduated from Regent University with a degree in English and Professional Writing, and lives in Central Texas. Follow Caroline on Twitter @anncarolineleal.

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