Vibram Fivefingers

A Barefoot Conversation with
Dale Blacker, RMT

Dale Blacker is a Registered Massage Therapist from Toronto, Canada who enjoys the benefits from walking and spending a good amount of time in bare feet - even at work for most part! Dale and I became friends after he started a barefooting "experiment" some three...

My Take on Minimalist Footwear

In recent years, there has been quite a bit of development of the so-called "minimalist footwear". While the definition of minimalist footwear tends to vary from user to user and from manufacturer to manufacturer, basically, any type of footwear that is designed to...

Shoddies simply don’t care…

I recently had a very interesting, and somewhat disturbing exchange with a friend of my partner's, who happens to be a nurse and has also been training for a running competition. While I have always known this person has never been supportive of my barefooting...

Out of Hibernation

I've been struggling with my weight over the last few years so, after turning 40 last year and a wakeup call from my doctor, I've decided to take charge. Knowing how beneficial barefoot running has proven to be, I thought I ought to give it a try myself. Of course,...

My take on CBC’s “Running Shoe Controversy”

Last week, I managed to sabotage a potential radio interview with CBC's The Current when I told correspondent Jodie Martinson I had a few concerns about a previous piece The Current had run about barefoot running vs. shod running on May 11, 2009: "Running Shoe...