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“‘Is barefoot better?’ is the wrong question to ask,” says Lieberman. “The issue isn’t whether you run barefoot or not, but how you run – your form.”
I've made several pairs of Huaraches, Vibram 4mm cherry material makes a brilliant feeling sole, thicker can be nicer on rougher ground.
For me getting the ties right was the hard bit, lots of experiments with different methods to find what suited me, think the practice and experimentation helped. I found latigo leather more comfortable than the round shoe laces Invisible shoes use, for the latigo laces I made a leather pad (see avatar) to go under the knot as was breaking the skin on runs above 5-6 miles. Since then have tried Barefoot Ted's elasticated leather laces and they are my favourite now, giving the most comfortable secure fit, check out the luna sandals website.
Sqeakz - nice quote, I agree, in proper barefoot intervals dont even notice small stones when form is good, when its not so good feel the tiniest piece of grit
You can now get Lunas at Barefoot Britain as well as xero shoes and a few other minimalist running shoes.....
Lee Saxby is worth a google
barefoot ken bob saxton is the best barefoot info i've seen.
You could also take a look at Barefoot Running Uk - they are doing a workshop in Brighton on the 21st April - £90 for the day. They really know their stuff, I know them personally and they did a fantastic seminar at The Running Show last November.
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