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Running Shoes Are the Worst Thing to Happen to Running

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.20.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The invention of the running shoe is "the worst crime ever committed against the human foot." To see the proof, one needn't look further than the mysterious Tarahumara Indians of Mexico for whom 300-mile runs were routine, and 60-mile runs a jaunt. They wear nothing but sandals, and suffer no injuries.