New BF runner in Coeur d Alene, ID

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  1. feetlikethecold

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    I’m brand new to barefoot running. Started when it was 19F outside. Just having to nurse some blisters. Otherwise things are good. Just taking it slow.

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    I should also mention I’m 38 and dropped the shoes due to knee pain. The store I was working with wanted to put me in a pair of Brooks that looked like orthotics to “protect” me, but what was killing my knees was the heel strike. Started running BF and debilitating pain was almost completely gone in 200 yards. It was weird.


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    Be care running in below freezing temps, especially since you're not used to it. Definitely avoid the wet ground during cold days.

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    Thanks. Since the ground here is either wet or frozen until May, is it better to run in minimalist shoes until then?


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    So you live in Coeur d'Alene? I'm nearby CDA.
     
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    Yep, I have lived here for over 30 years now


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    It's a wonder I haven't seen you (someone running around barefoot) around the city, as I live in Hayden now, and have lived near CDA the entire 18 years I've been alive.
     
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    I’m brand new to barefoot, so probably not. I also run in the wee hours of the morning, hardly anyone up and it’s still pitch black.


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    I would if I were you, since you haven't conditioned your feet (or your mind) for the wet cold. Keep at the dry cold for short spurts at a time, and always bring thick socks along with you.
     
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    I really don’t mind running in the cold barefoot, my question is more of a practical one.

    My feet were perfectly warm after about 10 minutes. I think I blistered them in the first 10 minutes that I couldn’t feel much. I read that Michael Sandler runs with his shoes on until his feet are warm, then takes his shoes off. Do you think that would work ok?


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    The wet cold and dry cold are two completely different things.

    Some people will wear socks to warm up their feet ahead of time, before a run, before a race. Whatever works for you. There are "running socks" nowadays you could try. I don't have any experience with them. You can ask the members in the Gear & Footwear forum what they recommend if you're interested in them.
     
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