Running with shoes had been a gimmick that began around 10 years ago and continued a couple of years. It started to be really popular but faded away just as fast as it emerged. It had been based on the concept that running shoes aren't good for you and that running without them is a lot more natural and much better for you. There were a great deal of books written and published on this, lots of websites encouraging the claims and lots of social media activity affirming the assumed benefits. Nevertheless, what happened is the fact that the features which were believed for it failed to worked out for virtually all runners whom took it up and there turned out to be a very high overuse injury rate in those who took it up. Runners soon returned to what they were accustomed to and every one of the guru’s who started off endorsing it aren't heard from.
There was no data that barefoot running was really any better. It had been generally made up promises depending on anecdotes. As soon as the scientific research got carried out it revealed that many of the promises which got made up for this were just that, made up. The advantages over using running shoes are just not there. Barefoot running is merely different to running in shoes. Since the barefoot fad died off, there was clearly a changeover to a great deal more highly cushioned shoes. This was the contrary to the fad of barefoot and it too got called a fad. Except, presently there aren't any indications of that trend to the higher cushioned running shoes dropping off, so it is probably safe to say that its not just a fad but a long term trend. Running barefoot or with traditional running shoes or with maximal cushioned running shoes are merely different. One is not superior to another and individual athletes will likely have their individual preferences as to what they like to run in which is alright.