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PODIATRIST, DR. JEFFERY ROSS STATES, "EXPERTS SAY PEOPLE CAN SUCCESSFULLY LOSE THE LACES.  THE KEY IS TO BREAK IN SLOWLY.  START BY WALKING AROUND BAREFOOT.  RUN NO MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A MILE TO A MILE EVERY OTHER DAY IN THE FIRST WEEK..  GRADUALLY INCREASE THE DISTANCE.  STOP IF BONES OR JOINTS HURT.  IT CAN TAKE MONTHS TO MAKE THE CHANGE.  DON'T GO HELTER SKELTER AT THE BEGINNING."

PODIATRIST ROSS ALSO STATES, " A YEAR AND A HALF AGO I SAW A STEADY STREAM -- BETWEEN THREE AND SIX BAREFOOT RUNNERS A WEEK -- WITH VARIOUS ACHES AND PAIN.  IT HAS SINCE LEVELLED OFF TO ABOUT ONE A MONTH.  IT'S POSSIBLE THAT FEWER PEOPLE ARE TRYING IT OR THOSE BARING THEIR FEET ARE DOING A BETTER JOB ADAPTING TO THE NEW RUNNING STYLE."

PERSONALLY WE DO NOT HAVE MANY PEOPLE RUNNING BAREFOOT, NOR WOULD RECOMMEND IT.  I REALLY CAN'T SEE THE BENEFIT, ESPECIALLY WITH THE CHANCE OF GETTING SPLINTERS, GLASS, ETC INTO THE SKIN OF YOUR FOOT.  WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND GOOD QUALITY RUNNERS WITH CUSTOM ORTHOTICS FOR SERIOUS RUNNERS.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY

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