Hey everyone - I searched the forums for a thread on barefoot walking mechanics - but wasn't able to find one. As someone who is just starting out - I'm hoping to do some strengthing of leg muscles, ligaments and tendons before I just jump into running my frame on my tootsies - getting out and walking in the morning to strengthen things up. I know that I'll probably get a million different responses to this question as everyone does things a little differently, but I'm curious if I will find a common mechanical thread among those of you that respond. Particularly - those that barefoot more regularly. I've noticed that when I walk barefoot, or in my VFF's - that I tend to have a heel first, rotate through the toe mechanic. I can adjust that - just lifting my heel and letting my mid-foot or forefoot land first, which feels and according to my wife LOOKS wierd. She says it looks like I'm tip-going around, and she says I look like the Honda ASIMO robot. I recognize that after years and years of wearing shoes - those mechanics are ingrained, and might take some time to de-habit... but... When you walk barefoot - how do you place your foot? Do you mimic a barefoot landing while running - midfoot/forefoot without the heel? Bent knees? Or do you go to a heel/toe mechanic when walking? I'd love to hear from as many as possible to see if a common thread can be established - particularly among those that are barefooted with regards to lifestyle.