Runner Trend: Going Barefoot

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A small but growing number of runners are going au naturel from the shin down. Running barefoot, they say, feels better and is better for you, your feet, your joints, everything. It’s also a fairly obvious way to cut back on the cost of footwear.

“Barefoot Ken,” a guru of the movement, describes the sensation of running sans sneakers:

“It’s like your feet are suddenly free — like they are getting out of prison. And they are: your shoes.”

Worked for cavemen and Tarzan, right? Read more in the LA Times.