They were $100. They are called Vibram Five Fingers. It's supposed to be the next best thing to running barefoot. They look really interesting and I'd love to try a pair, but I can't justify spending $100 on something that may be really uncomfortable. (Hmmm, how can I finagle a free pair?)
Then, I saw these on Oprah's Favorite Things Show.
They are Nike Free running shoes. $85. Again, just under the wire!
I just can't see myself running barefoot. I've got a real problem with dirty feet.
Born to Run really made me rethink my reluctance to run a full marathon. Really, 26.2 doesn't seem that far when you are reading about 100 mile races!
There was this great female runner in the book who was a "surfer chick" that was a really wild ultra runner. She ran anywhere, anytime, just because she loved it! She wasn't worried about what she ran in, or what she looked like - she just loved running! She inspired me so I started running without my hair in a pony tail (I know, pretty wild, huh). But I'm not giving up my Nike dri-fit tanks with the built-in sports bra!
The funny thing about this book was that it was recommended to me from a non-runner! That's how interesting it is. You don't have to be a runner to enjoy the story.
So, here's a question...has anyone out there tried running barefoot? How did it go?
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