Barefoot Running: Evolution or Trend?

The first time I saw a “barefoot runner”, he was jogging with his friend over the Mass Ave Bridge with absolutely nothing on his feet. I was completely taken aback. I was shocked as an orthopedic physical therapist that treats overuse foot injuries (and horrified as a citizen of Boston who has seen used hypodermic needles lying on the side of the street!) For both reasons, I was very intrigued.

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