Some people just can’t get enough of the whole barefoot method running shoe thing, and back up their fancy footwear choice with claims of a more natural gait and fewer injuries.
There’s a theory that forefoot striking is better than heel-striking, and that the extra padding on normal running shoes prevents a forefoot landing.
While that may be true, scientists are now saying that the supposed benefits are all hogwash!
The New York Times summarized the findings of the scientific study as follows:
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Wolverine was spotted in his special shoes out for a run in Soho, and it's like Hugh Jackman is a paid advertiser for Vibrams shoes — he's CONSTANTLY wearing them!
He must understand the benefits of them… and totes doesn't care how ridiculous they look! Good for him!
We get it that sometimes you just have to go your own speed, but we totally miss his adorable family when they aren't with him! It's just too bad they probably couldn't keep up!
You look incredz like usual, Hugh! Never give up that body! Daaaamn!
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