As somebody who does part of his training and running in minimalist shoes (mainly Skora Running), I wholehearted agree with this doctor. Running shoes are simply tools to help you run, and just like other tools, there are safe, responsible ways to use them—and reckless, dangerous ways to use them.
Minimalist shoes have allowed me to work on my running form, strengthen my feet and ankles and improve my balance. As a result, I am a better, faster, and most importantly, healthier runner than I was when I only ran in mainstream running shoes.
Natural Sports Podiatrist Dr. Ray McClanahan DPM chimes in on the recent Vibram FiveFingers settlement. Thanks for healthful footwear VFF! #keepmy$vff