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Should You Be Running Barefoot?

HUFFINGONTPOST.COM - The Barefoot Runners Society has proclaimed May 1, 2011 as the Inaugural "International Barefoot Running Day." With the increasing awareness of barefoot running, it is likely that you will encounter someone running without his or her sneakers and they may even be wearing the nicely designed specialty T-shirt.

Experienced barefoot runners are passionate about the movement. Simple searches on the Internet reveal numerous people telling their stories. Some runners claim that they run "without effort" after tossing their shoes aside. Others describe a connection to the ground and earth that didn't exist prior. Previously injured runners tout how running barefoot may have cured long-standing foot problems. Some run marathons barefoot.

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