Barefoot running is one of the hottest topics in running today. We use barefoot running with our clients as a coaching tool and fun way to stimulate proper running form. However, it’s important to recognise that barefoot running does carry some risk – especially for those unaccustomed to running without shoes. So unless you move as well as Olympian Victoria Mitchell (featured in video opposite) you shouldn’t rush into doing a lot of your running barefoot. Where we find the most benefit for runners is to start barefoot running with literal baby-steps – using it as a strength and running technique training stimulus. Find out if you’re ready to run barefoot by having a running technique assessment.