The insistence on some podiatrists on the need for rigid, padded stability shoes is mind blowing, it really is. I was a poor runner and suffered injuries from running, and all the doctors did was prescribe stability shoes and orthotics to "properly align" my foot and body. And all they did? Make it worse.
Some docs are starting to get it. Others are still so blind to the idea that the human foot was made to function without shoes that they can't even fathom something as simple as barefoot or minimalist shoes. Some even set up blogs defaming barefoot running, when they're getting money from shoe companies for advertising and promoting their products.
Awesome. Don't even get me started on Yahoo's half hearted attempts at reporting anything.