Want to save $500 a year, be as fit as a lion, and stick it to big corporations? If you're a runner, it's easy. Give up running shoes and go barefoot. Your gait will improve, you'll suffer fewer injuries, and you'll be making great strides toward easing your budget, devotees insist.
Runners spend $20 billion a year on running shoes, but is all the fancy footwear really a good investment? A new study finds running with running shoes exerts a lot more stress on key joints than running barefoot, potentially increasing a runner%u2019s risk of developing osteoarthritis.