Panelists share their perspectives on the recent surge of interest in these topics, review pertinent keys to patient assessment and discuss common injuries they have seen. In an intriguing roundtable discussion, these accomplished sports medicine podiatrists (including a couple of longtime runners) discuss various issues related to barefoot running and minimalist footwear.

  • Does barefoot running have a role in the training regimen of elite athletes?
  • What do you say to non-elite athletes or beginning runners who want to try minimalist shoes?
  • How critical is a gradual transition to minimalist shoes?
  • Is there sufficient research to validate the hype or do common injuries like metatarsal fractures suggest otherwise?

View the entire article, including Dr. Romansky's contributions, here.