Why did I start running barefoot or with minimal shoes?

Blog entry posted by TheZenRunner, Nov 20, 2010.

I have started running with minimal shoes and then barefoot a few months ago, to discover if what I had read about it was true... And also to experiment new feelings and how our ancestors used to walk and run all day long...

I can say that, it's really neat, enjoyable, and resourcing...

Once you start it, you don't want to go back to thick running shoes again...

Check this video...

NewYorkTime video

I now run with my Vibram FF about 50km and 5 to 10km barefoot every week.

You can do it as well, and make up your mind afterwards.

But start progressively :

500m barefoot, and increase by no more than 500m every time, max twice a week...

For minimal shoes, start walking, slow running, from 3km, and add 1km every week until 10km, then add km according to your feelings... You need to stretch your calfs regularly to compensate the absence of heels.

Welcome into the barefoot world...

Bernard