Part III: Getting There
Barefoot runners don't concern themselves with over-pronation; in fact, that's kind of a natural thing your foot might do when you run, but that doesn't make it bad. When I run barefoot, I naturally land on the outside of my foot, roll inside to the ball, and then spring off of my big toe. To do this, my pelvis tilts forward, creating a perpetual motion that is nearly effortless.
At first, of course, all the muscles in my feet were like jelly from not being worked. Once they got a chance to strengthen, my running took off, so to speak. I am now up to 15 miles for my long runs, and it's really no big deal.
This change in my running habits has truly been life changing. I am amazed at what my body is able to do, if only I stop trying to fix it with man-made solutions.