Throw your running shoes in the trash!
Christopher McDougall claims that the entire multi-billion dollar (running shoe) industry "is based on a campaign not of facts, but of fear. Fear that if you don’t buy a $175 sneaker and replace it in three months, you’ll ruin your knees." He claims that humans have evolved in a manner that makes running barefoot better for your muscles and joints and that the technology introduced via the running shoe is actually bad for you and promotes injuries.
Here's a snippet:
Nike, naturally has a different perspective!
Well, clearly this is a tough debate. I haven't read McDougall's book yet but he seems to present a valid argument. But for now, just between us....... I'm keeping my running shoes!
They are super comfortable!
Just Do It!
(Note: no fees were received by me from Nike for making this post - But, I'm receptive to the idea)