De-Lurking from Maryland

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jack Bishop, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Jack Bishop

    Jack Bishop Barefooters

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    I've been lurking here for quite some time, just soaking up the knowledge. I figured it was time to come out of the shadows.

    I'm probably closer to a barefooter than a barefoot runner, although I do run. I originally found this place looking for shoes that fit, before I came to the realization that shoes aren't made to fit my foot.

    My everyday 'shoes' for the past 3 years are custom made huarache from one of the vendors that still do that. The number of those vendors gets smaller every year, so I'm always on the lookout for others. I'm lucky enough that my job allows the sandal (w/socks when it gets really cold) all year.

    Thanks to all of those who have contributed to the posts. They have been really helpful.

    Jack
     
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  2. The Ramzev

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    Welcome Jack! I've run in huaraches a few times, I have a pair of xero shoes I think (it's been a while since I bought them)? They're not really comfortable for longer distances, I may be on the look out for a better pair for longer trail runs.
     
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  3. Jack Bishop

    Jack Bishop Barefooters

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    I've been using Shamma sandals' warrior model for the last year. I've been really happy with it. I haven't tried Xero Shoes recently because they don't have the custom option anymore. They only have DIY kits and my feet are too wide for the sole they provide and I'd have to buy two sheets of the Vibram Cherry. One foot is 6 inches wide.
     
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  4. Phil Hart

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    Welcome to the crew, Jack. I'm glad you've discovered us and believe you'll find good advice and help here as I have. Enjoy!
     
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  5. Barefoot Dama

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    Welcome Jack, stick around and enjoy the barefoot journey!
     

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  6. Barefoot TJ

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    Welcome! Please be sure to join the Maryland Chapter above through the Chapters link.
     
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  7. KTR

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    Hello Jack! Welcome to the community.
     
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  8. rb2001

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    Dude, you must have a court order to stay away from seismic measuring equipment.:)
     
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  9. Barefoot Dama

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    LOL
     

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  10. Jack Bishop

    Jack Bishop Barefooters

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    LOL.

    Seriously, that would be cool.
     
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