Making the Case for Running Shoes (vs barefoot) via @paleoperiodical

March 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

When barefoot runners and shod runners carried the same weight on their feet, barefoot running used almost 4 percent more energy during every step than running in shoes.

via Making the Case for Running Shoes – NYTimes.com.

My take is that the health crowd  could not (should not?) care less about metabolic efficiency – if anything, less efficient is better. The more interesting qn is which of the options puts more strain on the body

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