Barefoot Training Handout

I’ve been doing a lot of handouts since my mentorship at Mike Boyle’s. He uses them with great success and they are a good way to keep me from going overboard on the info. “If it won’t fit on a handout, don’t hand it out” has become my mantra.

Anyways, I did one on why I believe in barefoot training and what some good shoes are for staying true to the concept. I recently have had some people email me asking about my I am in my videos barefoot a lot of times and I have sent them the handout to explain. It dawned on me it might be something useful for everyone so here it is…

Barefoot Training Handout

-James Wilson-

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  1. Paul says:

    Gotta say that I completely agree with you on this one. Of course it’s easy to train barefoot in Brisbane, Australia cause the winter morning temperature it a pretty warm 12 degrees celsius (55 Fahrenheit)!

    Reply • July 12 at 7:15 pm
  2. Simon says:

    How come you don’t mention actually training barefoot in here? Those Vibram things are just ridiculous if you ask me. I’ve been training barefoot ever since I saw you doing it in one of your videos a couple years ago. In fact, I try to spend as much of my day barefoot as I can. I had a bout of plantar fasciitis a while ago and podiatrist told me I had to wear sneakers all the time. Didn’t do anytihng for me. Now I go barefoot – as my body was designed to do – and I’m fine. Plus my feet aren’t as smelly 🙂

    Reply • July 14 at 6:27 am
    • bikejames says:

      @ Simon – I like barefoot myself but two things are behind my recommendation for barefoot type shoes. First, most people train in a gym that requires shoes so they have to have something on their feet. Second, I’ve learned the hard way that people can get hurt going straight barefoot, some people need to “ease” into it. However, as people can see from my videos I like to train barefoot once your feet can handle it and you get into a gym that allows it.

      Reply • July 14 at 7:08 am
  3. Martin says:

    Take a look at Vivo Barefoot. Not only do they do a running shoe that would fit the bill if you have to have a shoe for training but they do a wide range of everyday footwear too.

    Reply • July 22 at 12:51 am

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