Celeb Trend: Barefoot Running
As more and more people, like Scarlett Johansson, take to the streets in bare feet, or "barefoot runners," Webber Naturals wants to know: What do you think of this fitness trend?
You've seen it on the streets, possibly in the news and even more possibly in magazines featuring the latest celebs trying out this novel way of running: barefoot. Barefoot running was first brought to my attention a little over a year ago when I came across a photo of Scarlett Johansson jogging with then beau, Sean Penn, in a pair of pink Vibram FiveFingers. While not all barefoot runners are the same, the ones that Johansson sported looked, to me, like toe socks. Which led me to ask the question, "Can those really be better to run in than running shoes?"
It appears as though there are both pros and cons to hitting the pavements in bare feet. Information given out in favour of running barefoot seems to highlight that running barefoot strengthens your muscles, prevents injuries and allows you to run easier and faster. On the other hand, skeptics of the trend say that running barefoot may increase muscle strain and offer little protection for your feet. However, everyone seems to agree that if this is a trend you wish to try, it is important to ease into it.
Other celebs that are into this fitness trend include, Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, and Channing Tatum. Personally, being flatfooted, I'm a little hesitant to try this trend myself, however, I do find the concept intriguing! What do you think about it?
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