Barefoot Natural ShoesWhat’s the deal with these “Barefoot” or “Natural” running shoes?

Everywhere you look, sports companies are promoting ‘minimalist’ or ‘barefoot’ shoes, saying that they promote a natural gait and encourage the body to run the way it was optimally designed.  But are these claims true? Are these types of shoes for you?

So should you make the switch?  Before you do, read what Registered Physiotherapist and Competitive Triathlete Lauren Dyck has to say about these shoes first.


Brad Saltz is a successful graduate of the University of Sydney’s Masters of Physiotherapy program, after earning a Kinesiology and Health Sciences Honours degree at York University. He is currently fully accredited and registered in good standing in Canada and Australia, and practices Acupuncture under licence from the AFCI. Brad specializes in the treatment of sports injuries, overuse injuries and motor vehicle accident injuries.

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