Should we be running barefoot instead of wearing shoes?

What are the benefits?

65% of the running injuries occurs during low loading and long distances. Rearfoot running (RFS) is the most frequent pattern in longdistance runners. Barefoot running seems to lead to a reduction in stride length, and increased knee flexion and ankle plantar flexion, which may reduce the impact peaks. It is important to know whether barefoot running can benefit the runner and reduces the injury incidence in running.


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