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.