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Do you think it's safe to go running barefoot?

Poll Results: 1,560 votes
No, there's too high a risk of injury.
Maybe, but I prefer running shoes.
Yes; what do you think our ancestors did?

Related: The Barefoot Running Debate

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Natasha Salgado
Thursday May 28, 2015, 7:49 AM

Depends where

Aaron Bouchard
Sunday May 24, 2015, 9:00 PM

I have experience running barefoot, is it safe, unsure. I came across things like broken glass and garbage that I had to dodge. Not to mention people are always spitting and dog pee. I never got sick but it is gross to think about, I don't run bare foot anymore. I built up callouses on hard surfaces months before I hit the road hard to say if that made it safer.

Elizabeth H.
Friday May 22, 2015, 5:49 PM


Jayasri Amma
Monday May 11, 2015, 1:12 AM

Thank you!

donna m.
Monday May 4, 2015, 12:22 AM

not a good idea

The J.
Sunday May 3, 2015, 11:30 PM


Andrea A.
Tuesday April 28, 2015, 6:52 AM

No, there's too high a risk of injury.

M.N. J.
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 1:27 AM

I've read a few articles about this topic, and the data are interesting.

I don't feel comfortable in bare feet (except in sand) but weird feet run in my family.

Paulinha Russell
Monday April 20, 2015, 6:45 AM


Paulinha Russell
Monday April 20, 2015, 6:44 AM


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