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Barefoot running is not fast food.

The new wave of barefoot runners really need to toughen up a bit. Let me start by saying that you need to be dedicated and put in the miles barefoot, to become a successful barefoot runner, period. Barefoot/Minimal running shoes is the major down fall of hindering people achieving their goal to be a barefoot runner. I understand it’s spring and this when all the seasonal barefoot runners come out of the wood work, and resurrect out of their barefoot running shoes and want to run barefoot, then crash and burn, bitch and moan, etc.   This does not happen overnight, but more like years. So you have a choice, continue to flip flop between footwear and running barefoot, and get nowhere. Or lose the shoes and improve. It’s quite simple.



2 thoughts on “Barefoot running is not fast food.

  1. ‘Toughen up’ is about the worst advise anyone could give a newby barefoot runner.
    The main advantage of running barefoot is that you get unfiltered feedback, which allows you to adjust your form and keeps you from doing too much too fast. Ignoring those signals is temping (‘no pain no gain’) but it’s also a way to almost surely get injured.

    I also find it strange reading this while also having just read the blog you wrote in februari about you finding comfort in running in your Luna’s.

    Posted by Frunning | April 29, 2012, 9:52 AM
    • It’s not really the “toughen up” you are describing or thinking, but my advice is usually not normal.

      Yes I did find comfort running in Luna’s, meaning I finally adapted to the feeling having them on my feet. I used to hate huaraches, and still wonder if I do. Running in any kind of footwear sucks, but sometimes it has to happen, especially living in New England.

      Posted by Barefoot Gentile | April 29, 2012, 8:51 PM

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