To Shoe or Not to Shoe

I had this poem forwarded to me by a run group named RUN4URLIFE I helped coach a while back. My opinion on the whole barefoot minimalist movement is: yes. Short answer, but there is definitely progression and a wrong way to do it. ENJOY!
“To Shoe or Not to Shoe
It is not about “Shoes vs Barefoot”
it is not about ” that For millions of years Humans have been running barefoot”
it is not about “that running barefoot teaches you good running form”
It is not about “that running barefoot improves your balance, posture,strength and stability”
It is not about “faster race recovery with running barefoot”
it is not about “saying goodbye to injuries therefore saving time and money”
it is not about “that you can save money that you spend on running footwear”
It is not about “that there is not enough research that barefoot running is good”
It is not about “that there is also not enough research that running with shoes is good”
It is not about “that your feet are your best coach”

Then what is it???

It is about freedom,
It is about being in touch with the child within
It is about being playful
It is about being amazed and discovering magic
It is about being connected,
It is about dissolving in nature
It is about like dancing,graceful
It is about like Poetry in motion
It is about having a smile and not enduring
It is about being peaceful, joyful
It is about being limitless
It is about simplicity
It is about being vulnerable
It is about being in Love

When u can experience that then it does not matter to shoe or not to shoe”

Shoeless Shetty

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About MaxOut Performance Fitness
Sergio Maldonado is a Sports Performance and Fitness Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. He strives to be the best at what he does through training, professional development courses, and practice. The purpose of this blog is to get out some of the knowledge that he obtains to better help others in their pursuits towards fitness and a better life.

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