Barefoot Running

Barefoot style running rests on the theory that runners will transition to a more biomechanically-efficient forefoot strike in which the leg muscles absorb the majority of shock. Minimalist sneakers claim to mimic the effects of barefoot running while incorporating a layer of protection from sharp and potentially bacteria-ridden surfaces. Minimalist or no shoes at all may not be ideal for those with a tendency to under or over-pronate, as many often consciously or unconsciously rely on traditional sneakers’ stability features for support. Find out more about barefoot running here:

Stare at that wall of sneakers no longer! Here's your guide to choosing the right type of shoe for any type of exercising, from running to cycling, weightlifting to hiking.

For National Running Day, we've rounded up some truly awesome running content to help celebrate in speedy style.

Crosskix is a new running shoe with the same material and look of a Croc, but takes to the track and trail. Learn more about what makes these shoes cool.

New, chainmail-like PaleoBarefoots claim to provide the same comfort and protection as other types of minimalist wear while making runners feel more connected to the ground.

What does it feel like to ditch the kicks and join the barefoot running craze? See how Greatist’s fitness editor fared on her first barefoot adventure.

Barefoot running has really taken off, but do the potential benefits outrun the risks? Read on for the need-to-know research and facts.

For National Running Day, we've rounded up some truly awesome running content to help celebrate in speedy style.

Stare at that wall of sneakers no longer! Here's your guide to choosing the right type of shoe for any type of exercising, from running to cycling, weightlifting to hiking.

Barefoot running has really taken off, but do the potential benefits outrun the risks? Read on for the need-to-know research and facts.

What does it feel like to ditch the kicks and join the barefoot running craze? See how Greatist’s fitness editor fared on her first barefoot adventure.

New, chainmail-like PaleoBarefoots claim to provide the same comfort and protection as other types of minimalist wear while making runners feel more connected to the ground.

Crosskix is a new running shoe with the same material and look of a Croc, but takes to the track and trail. Learn more about what makes these shoes cool.