BRS's Network Analytics Over the Years (TheBarefootRunners.org) I believe that most people who try barefoot running don’t end up staying that way. I think most of those who look into running barefoot (or even minimal), for example, who stumble onto the BRS’s site, are mostly curious but then move on. It is niche after all and a big change to make; it involves having to relearn how to run and pay attention in the process. People are lazy. They want the easy button. Most runners are also too modest to try it for fear of being judged. You know, the usual explanations. I point to our web analytics for this insight: 2008: Runner’s World BFR forum founded 2009: BRS founded 2010: Host out of business, lost analytical data 2011: First year of solid site stats: 2013/2014: After steadily growing, first big numbers: 2017: Steadily growing: 2020/2021/2022: Pandemic numbers: 2023: Post pandemic numbers (if I can call it that): Prior to the pandemic, you can see the interest is there, but people are mostly window shopping, not serious buyers. After the pandemic, not sure what happened. I have some thoughts, but I'd like to hear what you all think about these stats, that is our growth numbers and then our decline throughout the pandemic.