Running with bare Feet or padded Trainers?

@Bellapop (1281)
December 30, 2011 10:04am CST
I've just read an article about this clinical survey that has been carried out on people who run in trainers and those who run with bare feet - the results show that people who run in trainers subject their joints to more shock and impact than those who run barefooted! Do you run with trainers or your bare feet? Which is better from a health and injury perspective?
2 responses
@boyuancy (1709)
• India
30 Dec 11
I started sprinting with padded trainers and it has certainly hurt me. I read somewhere that while running, you foot needs to adjust with the natural curvature of the feet. And padded trainers don't let that happen. So buy trainers, which aren't too thickly padded. It will protect your feet from injuries.
@Bellapop (1281)
30 Dec 11
It's very interesting as I've always thought that good padded trainers help to protect your joints. I have to walk around a lot and I definitely notice the difference when I walk round in a pair of flat heeled ballet pumps and padded trainers - I find that I get more tired and my joints ache with the flat shoes, whereas with the trainers it kept me going all day!
@allamgirl (2145)
• Philippines
9 Jan 12
I've never tried running a distance with bare foot. I can only imagine that it might be a bit painful...