Is barefoot better? There's not enough evidence to say.

I've been wondering about the scientific evidence behind the barefoot running trend, and the Skeptoid podcast delivers. Turns out, while running barefoot is a perfectly viable option that many people enjoy, there's not much evidence to back up the claims that it's better than running shod. Although, to be fair, there's also not much evidence to back up the opposite claim, either. Basically, there's been very little research done on whether barefoot is better than shoes, or vice versa. Most of what you've heard are marketing claims, not science.