Journal of Athletic Training
Barefoot running is a growing phenomenon in the running community and has spurred the popularity of minimalistic shoe use. Little is known about how minimalistic shoed running effects gait mechanics and relatively no research has been performed to analyze how the habitual use of these shoes effects proprioception.
Remmenga, Holly N.; McGrath, M. L.; Myers, Sara A.; Grandgenett, Neal; and Grindstaff, T. L., "Gait Mechanics And Proprioceptive Adaptations From Minimalistic “Five-Finger” Shoe Use" (2014). Teacher Education Faculty Publications. 88.