Yes, I do think about it...
But at the moment it's still a bit to cold to add some barefoot hundred yards to my runs...
And minimalistic shoes? Don't know, but I have the impression that's just the Big Brands trying to get their share of the booming enthusiasm for barefoot running...
So I started walking around indoors barefoot or with toe-socks (is that an English word?) when I feel a bit cold.
And although it's cold outside, I go barefoot from gardendoor to the garage (less than 10 yards) when I bring our cats there at night.
Once it's a bit warmer, I will try to walk around in our garden to begin with...
Running in BelgiumAnn
2012-goals: stay injury-free, build a stable aerobic base, transition to running barefoot run barefoot as long as temperatures allow it
Run more km than I did in 2010 (45) 2009 (95) 2007 (148) 2006 (222) 2008 (234) 2011 (best year yet: 318 km)
Decker Challenge 09/12
bob e v 2013 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?
Finish halves, 3M Half 1/13 and probably Decker Challenge in DecHistory: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.
As I haven't had any trouble with regular old stability shoes, I haven't given it a minute's though...though it is very popular right now! I run in the city, definitely don't want what's on the sidewalks on my feet, ewww!
Michele in NC
I have access to an indoor track, so I do some barefoot (sockfoot, to be accuate) strides occasionally. I do much of my running in Saucony Kinvera's and Puma Ryjins, both shoes that don't fit the 'minimalist' mold as taken to the Vibram 5 Fingers extreme, but are neutral, light, and flexible.
The current fad is attached to the crossfit one, I think.
2013 Goal: Make 3:00:16 go away.
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