Most people think barefoot running is dangerous, but actually you can run on the hardest surface without the slightest discomfort and pain.
Studies are showing that fancy footwear is not the best way to reduce the impact of running.
A study by Dr. Lieberman shows that those who had always worn shoes hit their heels against the ground with dangerous force, while those who ran barefoot had a springy step and landed towards the middle or front of the foot.
Dr. Lieberman cautions that a transition to barefoot running should be gradual. Runners should not increase their distance more than 10% a week, and should seek medical advice if they experience any pain.