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Research Articles

Primary research articles*
Leiberman et al. (2010). Foot strike patterns and collision forces in habitually barefoot versus shod runners. Nature 463:531.

Warburton (2001). Barefoot running. Sportscience 5:1.

Robbins et al. (1990). Athletic footwear and chronic overloading: a brief review. Sports Medicine 9:76.

Richards et al. (2009). Is your prescription of distance running shoes evidence based? Journal of Sports Medicine 43:157.

Robbins et al. (1991). Athletic footwear: unsafe due to perceptual illusions. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 23:217.

De Wit et al. (1999). Biomechanical analysis of the stance phase during barefoot and shod running. Journal of Biomechanics 33:269.

Sethi (1977). The foot and footwear. Prosthetics and Orthotics International 1:173.

Robbins et al. (1993). Protective sensation of the plantar surface of the foot. Foot and Ankle 14:347.

Stacoff et al. (2000). Tibiocalcaneal kinematics of barefoot versus shod running. Journal of Biomechanics 33:1387.

Wolf et al. (2008). Foot motion in children's shoes - a comparison of barefoot walking with shod walking in conventional and flexible shoes. Gait & Posture 27:51.

Cunningham et al. (2010). The influence of foot posture on the cost of transport in humans. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:790.

Robbins et al. (1989). Running related injury prevention through innate impact moderating behavior. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 21:130.

Bolglia et al. (2004). Plantar fasciitis and the windlass mechanism: a biomechanical link to clinical practice. Journal of Athletic Training 39:77.

Cornwall et al. (1999). Three-dimensional movement of the foot during the stance phase of walking. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 89:56.

De Cock et al. (2007). The trajectory of the centre of pressure during barefoot running as a potential measure for foot function. Gait & Posture xx:xx

Riddiford-Harland et al. (2000). Does obesity influence foot structure in prepubescent children? International Journal of Obesity 24:541.

Niall et al. (1997). Puncture wound related pseudomonas infections of the foot in children. Irish Journal of Medical Science 166:98.

Laughlin et al. (1997). Soft tissue and bone infections from puncture wounds in children. Western Journal of Medicine 166:126.

Adams (1972). Shoe dermatitis. Western Journal of Medicine 117:12.

Roberts et al. (1979). Athletic shoe dermatitis contact allergy to ethyl butyl thiourea. Journal of American Medical Association 241:275.

McLaughlin et al. (1988). Isolation, via activity-directed fractionation, of mercaptobenzothiazole and dibenzothiazyl disulfide as 2 allergens responsible for tennis shoe dermatitis. Contact Dermatitis 19:254.

Robbins et al. (1994). Athletic footwear affects balance in men. British Journal of Sports Medicine 28:117.

Staheli (1991). Shoes for children: a review. Pediatrics 88:371.

Rao et al. (1992). The influence of footwear on the prevalence of flatfoot: a survey of 2300 children. Journal of Bone Joint Surgery 74B:525.

Mandato et al. (1999). The effects of increasing heel height on forefoot peak pressure. Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association 89:75.

Secondary articles and books
Textbook of hallux valgus and forefoot surgery. Vincent J. Hetherington (ed.) 2000.

A case for bare feet, by the Society for Barefoot Living.

*This is a short list of my favorites; many more research articles are available on this topic.

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