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The amount of interest left in barefoot running

Discussion in 'Podiatry Arena' started by Admin, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    remember the hype? the propaganda? the rhetoric? the claims for all the evidence (that never really existed)? the claims of what barefoot running was going to do and achieve? etc etc? I even recall one claim that barefoot running was going to put podiatry out of business, when in reality it was a stimulus at the peak of the global economic crisis!; the nasty hate mail?

    Attached is the latest Google trends for the interest in 'barefoot running': - its just about back down to where it was in 2009 ....

    Runners have simply lost interest in; it did not deliver for them what was promised.
    Sales figures for minimalist running shoes have declined steadily since 2013 --> runners have voted with their feet.
    I recall calling it in mid 2013 by saying, 'I sense a disturbance in the force' ... that looks about right.
    The super max cushioned Hoka's now massively outsell the entire minimalist category ... you know those shoes that the barefoot/minimalist fanboys called clown shoes, a joke and would amount to nothing! .... how wrong did they get that prediction?

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