Funny that my only other post was about running shoes when now I've discovered we are much better without. Everyone, please read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. It is an incredible book with mind-blowing discoveries for us athletes to educate ourselves on. I've rarely read something so personally empowering (as a human...what untapped potential we have!) and inspiring. McDougall is a great storyteller and the information he has found will have you chucking your expensive sneaks into the trash and slowly transitioning into barefoot running full out...well...maybe some rubber sandals at the most. Spread the word and let it tap you back into your natural running instincts.