barefoot running shoes
Vibram, the company behind the barefoot-style shoes, just settled a multi-million dollar class-action lawsuit alleging the company misrepresented health research in its advertising.
Previous research has shown that striking on your heels might mean hitting the ground with three times more weight than barefoot
Running magazines would lead you to believe that barefoot running reduces injury risk and potentially maximizes performance. However, it appears that, as this is a new trend, there is simply insufficient prospective data to say otherwise. But there may be a few trade-offs.