One of the more inter­est­ing debates among run­ners is over the ben­e­fits of bare­foot run­ning. Is min­i­mal­ist run­ning bet­ter than tra­di­tion­al? Though recent stud­ies have shown run­ners who habit­u­al­ly rear­foot strike have sig­nif­i­cant­ly high­er rates of repet­i­tive stress injury than those who most­ly fore­foot strike, the key is remem­ber­ing that run­ning is a skill that requires prop­er training.

Run­ning tech­nique and move­ment spe­cial­ist Lee Sax­by demon­strates the cor­rect pos­ture in bare­foot running:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on bare­foot run­ning. After you shop our exclu­sive VIVOBAREFOOT event today, stop by Face­book and tell us about your bare­foot run­ning experience.

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Our lim­it­ed time $4.98 ship­ping is still in effect, and adding a Clymb t‑shirt to your order qual­i­fies your entire order for FREE shipping.

Don’t for­get to vote in our I Wish I Was There pho­to con­test. The action shot final­ists are on dis­play and you have until mid­night EST to get your vote in.