My name is Willem and I have been living barefoot for many years, only really wearing shoes at school. I have done a lot of walking barefoot, even climbing the Drakensberg barefoot. Even in winter I have walked and ran barefoot through some frost. Recently, at the start of 2020 I started running and am now just finished with my 9th week of training, following Eric Orton's Cool Impossible training program. Today I did my first half marathon with no shoes on tar. And lastly I am buying me a pair of Xero Genesis sandals tonight or ASAP. Thanks for the forum! Glad to be here.