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« on: December 10, 2009, 08:14:12 PM »

Hi,
I new here.  I just got turned on to these reading Born to Run.
I guess my questions are
-is it possible to run in both these and shoes off and on?
- could I start running barefooted - say on the treadmill or soft trail to start transitioning? (not sure when I will have the money to buy these, I have 2 new pairs of shoes but really interested in giving this a whirl)
-Is it best to get fitted than measure myself?
-where is the best place to find a list of foot strengthening exercises I have read were helpfull in making the transition.
Looking forward to spending some time learning on the forum.
thanks
Travis
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 08:18:24 PM »

Welcome!  Smiley

I suggest doing as you planned and exploring the forums - a lot of the answers are there.  Jump on in!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 08:19:45 PM »

Sorry, but I can't answer all your questions.

However, according to this article: http://nymag.com/health/features/46213/, it says there's no need to get carried away trying to be barefoot all the time, but that it just helps the health of your feet and lower body to be barefoot sometimes.

I haven't gotten mine yet, but my plan is to transition to barefoot running before buying these.  I'm hoping to start running on grassy football fields or tracks where I know the likelihood of stepping on a broken piece of glass or something is slim.

If you google plantar fasciitis, you should find some foot strengthening exercises, since PF is often caused by weak tissues in the foot.

Gig'em!
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