Hot Topic: The Born to Run Debate About Foot Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Nov 21, 2015 3:00:00 PM

running_barefoot_on_the_beachAt Adler Footcare, we like to stay informed about hot topics in the news. The Born to Run debate is one of those topics about how and why running causes you foot pain. Learn about the book and the debate getting heated between podiatrists and barefoot running advocates. 

Excerpt from Born to Run by Chris McDougall

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

A podiatrist, urban caveman, professor of evolutionary biology, world record setting masters runner, and author Chris McDougall weigh in on BORN TO RUN and the barefoot running debate.


We'd love to hear what you think about the Born to Run debate. Is barefoot running something that appeals to you? 

If you're experiencing foot pain of any kind, we recommend you consult with a qualified podiatrist. If you're visiting or living in the New York area, consider contacting a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare. We believe feet shouldn't hurt and neither should their treatment. 


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Topics: foot pain, News, Running