Iknow that VFF's are expensive, so the belief is that you need a lot of cash to be a "barefoot" runner. However, there is an alternative to VFF's. He could just go barefoot, as in no shoes at all.
Iknow there are cheaper minimalist shoes, but you can't beat the cheapness of bare feet.
Ihope that Karzai can get over his addiction to cash and learn to enjoy more of the simple pleasures of life, most of which are free.
Karzai confesses accepting bags of money from Iran
Blog entry posted by Matt, Oct 29, 2010.