For those with their figurative ears to the tracks of the barefoot running scene, a new website as sprung up to “debunk” barefoot running. While the author or authors chose not to reveal their name OR register the site without anonymous cloaking, we do know the site was registered a few days ago. They immediately displayed a Road Runner Sports banner. While it would be presumptuous to make assumptions, I think it would be relatively safe to assume we know the author or authors’ affiliation.
This is a sad day for running. One of the elements of this great sport that I find most attractive is the camaraderie of my fellow runners. I feel a genuine connection to everyone that is willing to persevere through races of any distance. You guys are my brothers. It does not matter if you choose to wear shoes or not… we are in this together. Shame on those that choose to drive a wedge through the running community.