Background: Running has become more popular activity among people. Kinetic and kinematics is different in shod running and barefoot running. Biomechanics of barefoot may be beneficial in treatment of prevention of a number of overuse injuries. There are some evidence of decreased force and torque to prevent injury in barefoot.
Aim and Objectives: Due to lack of consensus regarding Barefoot Training, Aim of the study is to check knowledge and state of perception regarding Barefoot Training in college players.
Materials and Methods: A survey was conducted among the player of colleges. Consent form and Self-administrated questionnaire was filled by the participants. Questionnaire contains 11 questions regarding Barefoot. Percentages were calculated for each question across all survey.
Results: 73% of participants agreed that barefoot training is useful in sports activity and majority of respondents reported that it increases performance level which indicates positive perception towards it. 44% of respondents reported that due to lack of knowledge they were not using barefoot, while 29% of players reported that due to risk of injury they were not using it.
Conclusion: Majority of players had a positive perception towards Barefoot Training although there is lack of knowledge regarding Barefoot Training.