Running Barefoot. No Longer a No-No.
See yall, no shoes is better! MINIMALISM ROCKS!
Yeah. I’m a minimalist. Duh. 🙂
I Hate Shoes!
I don’t know why but I’ve always hated shoes. When I was little my mom could barely keep me in them. When I got older, I couldn’t stand paying $80 for a new pair every year. And when I discovered flip-flops shoes became dead to me forever!
Funny story. I was in marching band for 8 years (I hear the laughter) and the Band High School Seniors all got “gag gifts” for their going away presents presented by the band parents. My gift was a pair of shoes because the parents thought I didn’t own any as I only wore shoes about 10% of the time we practiced over 4 years.
Hot asphalt and gravel barely slow me down, on account of the half inch thick calluses I have on the bottoms of my feet.
Long story short, I hate shoes.
Popular opinion used to be it was bad to walk or run barefoot, and I gave some credence to that after getting what I thought were shin splints from playing ultimate frisbee barefoot. Turns out, if you play any sport for that many hours a week your shins are going to hurt, barefoot or not.
Well, Barefoot isn’t socially acceptable yet, but the Vibram Five Finger Shoes bring it darn close!
I haven’t purchased a pair yet (still can’t stand spending $80 on shoes) but I’m getting close!
- Expensive Running Shoes Aren’t Necessary (Lifehacker.com)
- Health Journal: Is barefoot better?
- Barefoot running. Is it for you?