Welcome to Barefoot Beginner where you will find a family friendly community of barefoot/minimalist runners at all stages of their development. My kids read it over my shoulder so we don’t do profanity and we don’t do negativity. We run, we chat and we smile. The chat is warm and friendly and I know that you will be made very welcome. Specifically, our community is about helping runners find simple, safe ways of making barefoot and minimalist running a sustainable part of their lives. I have been running for well over 25 years and had spent a great deal of them plagued by recurring niggles and injuries. I spent a fortune on motion control shoes, insoles and orthotics as well as more money than I wish to recall on physio treatment and recovery programmes. In the end, I was a broken runner looking for another way. I found it. I share my experiences of how barefoot running given me the chance to run again and I am not alone. My story is one amongst many and shows that it is possible to make running an activity that you can enjoy throughout your life I want to help as many runners find their way as possible. Here is a good place to start. So..welcome and let’s get going.
Check out the Core Content
There are well over 400 posts on Barefoot Beginner and it grows every week. Here is some of the core content to get you going.
- Respected barefoot coaches answer your questions
- Find a barefoot group near you
- Interviews with Real Barefooters
- Find some coaching
- Race reviews – Which events are best for barefooting?
- What is on Chris’s Barefoot Bookshelf?
- Running with a metronome
- Recommended footwear
Leave a comment or two to let me know what you think. Happy running Chris