The best way to learn about the benefits of running in minimalist shoes or barefoot is to watch the runner in action.

Harvard professor Daniel Lieberman has ditched his trainers and started running barefoot. His research shows that barefoot runners, who tend to land on their fore-foot, generate less impact shock than runners in sports shoes who land heel first. This makes barefoot running comfortable and could minimize running-related injuries.

Newton Running founder Danny Abshire demonstrates the finer points of forefoot running: proper athletic position; finding your sweet spot; the difference between walking stride, jogging stride, efficiency running and spiriting; and using the “Land, Lever, Lift” technique to perfect your form.

Newton Running Co-Founder Danny Abshire offers practical tips on using your senses to get in touch with your body and communicate better with the ground using the Newton “Stop! Look! Listen!” technique.

Tips on how to run more efficiently and injury free

Here is the Evo using VivoBarefoot technology from Terra Plana.
TPU cage on breathable mesh, slimline anatomic last with sucked out arch area for maximum barefoot performance response, lightweight micro fibre reinforcements, multi-density footbed for ultimate transition and density options on different terrains.

TIME’s Bryan Walsh goes for a test run in a pair of Vibram Five Fingers – basically gloves for your feet – to test recent theories that running barefoot is better for your body