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I agree with most of this review of the kit and Huaraches in general. I have over 40 mile on mine now and love them. I would add that the lacing softens and was a tiny bit rough in the beginning.
What is the down side of Huaraches? Well, the same as VFF; people think your crazy for running in them. I have still been asked about them while just walking around. However, a little less than my VFF.
Warmth could be added by wearing a pair of injinjis.
There's a cognitive bias called "mental accounting"... In my mind, I had the paper that comes with the kit in the "information" category, not the "piece of paper" category ;-)
I'll definitely mention that people can use the paper that's included ;-)
Blaine Moore (MM#2867)
The lacing is definitely adjustable. This may be bad etiquette (if it is I will delete), but Huaraches are too easy to make to pay someone else to do it. Half the work is tracing your foot. The cutting and making holes is really easy. Only part of the lacing can be done by someone else, and then you will have to adjust that once you get it. So really the person making the Huaraches only cuts the sole, puts some holes in it, and thread the lacing through the holes. This seriously is easy.
I don't think he'll care, since he also sells kits so you don't have to find the material on your own.
Run to Win23 Marathons, 10 Ultras, 16 States (Full List)
Well, I just got done making my huaraches so I've been wearing them for about an hour but I haven't run in them yet, so can't help a ton there...
That said, I do some barefoot running and I usually add 10-20 minutes to the end of my runs. I'd start there.
Slowly build up to more days that you do that until you have the form down pat, and then start building up how long you are doing it at a time during individual runs.
I'm looking forward to comparing the huaraches to actual barefoot because I've found that the Vibrams aren't really much like running barefoot at all. I haven't even bothered getting my running pair out yet this year, opting for total barefoot instead, although my walking pair gets use every day (and will continue to since I can't wear open toed shoes to work.)
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