Monthly Archives: April 2011

An Interview with a Podiatrist and ‘Barefoot Advocate,’ Dr. Steve Bloor

By Michael Buttgen on Barefoot and Grounded – October 4th 2010 While there are many of us lay people out there who embrace unshod living, it’s rare to find people in the medical profession who are supportive of such activity. … Continue reading

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Adapted Human Foot

It’s really interesting when looking at the anatomy and function of the human foot. Amongst the problems I deal with on a daily basis is the painful deformity of hallux abducto valgus (bunions). A major part of the etiology (cause) … Continue reading

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Letter to the Society for Barefoot Living

August 25th 2010 Hi all I just wanted to say how wonderful everyone has been whilst I’ve been a member of the SBL this last 5 months. As a practising Musculo-skeletal Podiatrist I HAD believed what most podiatrists are taught … Continue reading

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Regional Newspaper Article about my barefoot running

Barefoot in the park, or on the beach, is taking a runner back to basics By Miles Davis, Western Morning News – Tuesday, March 22, 2011 There is a quiet revolution taking place in the Westcountry as walkers and runners … Continue reading

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Points to consider when transitioning to barefoot running

1. Slowly does it. (Your feet will probably be quite weak if you’ve worn supportive shoes all your life. Like going to the gym -start slowly) 2. Walk barefoot before you Run barefoot (this helps to toughen your skin and … Continue reading

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Transition to Barefoot

There are many adjustments for the body to make if shoes have been worn for many years. Firstly, the tender skin on the soles of the foot needs to thicken and toughen up. The skin on the soles of our … Continue reading

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