It finally happened....I was told at the local YMCA that I must wear shoes on the treadmill, after more than 4 years of nobody saying anything (I run in SNOX socks that have a tiny bit of traction on bottom). This probably happened because I went during “grumpy old people time”. I commented to my wife as we entered that I have never been to the Y in the middle of the day like this. Anyway, I got someone to agree that if I have a doctor’s note saying I need to run without shoes I would be OK but my Doctor is a hard NO on that, without a legitimate medical reason, which I do not have. I think I’m going to call some podiatrists though....maybe I can be a trailblazer instead of a whiner. Seems unlikely but I’ll give it a shot!