SORTEOS y OFERTAS

Discussion in 'Chapters' started by Entrenamiento Natural, Feb 26, 2013.

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¿Cuál es tu zapatilla minimalista preferida?

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    Nuevo concurso Vibram / BRS

    Sólo hace falta poner un post en http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/t...ls-expires-noon-est-wednesday-april-10.13589/

    REGLAS DE ESTE CONCURSO:

    1.) Tienes que poner un post en el hilo http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/t...ls-expires-noon-est-wednesday-april-10.13589/
    2). Este concurso está reservado solamente a miembros del BRS . Debes ser un usuario registrado para poder escribir en este hilo. Podéis encontrar el formulario de inscripción aquí: http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/login/login
    3.) Sólo puede publicar una sola vez. Publicar más de una vez se anulará la entrada.
    4.) Vamos a utilizar un generador de números aleatorios para seleccionar al ganador.
    5). Este concurso finaliza a mediodía el 10 deAbril 2013.
    6.) Después de haber utilizado las zapatillas durante al menos dos semanas, preferiblemente cuatro semanas, se te pedirá escribir una crítica para aparecer en el Foro de equipamiento y Calzado, el Foro de Revisión de productos, y su propio sitio personal, si usted tiene uno.


    EN INGLES

    Vibram FiveFingers would like to give away a pair of their See Yas to a lucky winner! Don't miss your chance to win. Post below! It's that easy.

    The SeeYa LS delivers the versatility of a traditional running sneaker while keeping you connected to the ground. The updated, technically styled upper features a padded tongue and micro-suede overlay ensuring a snug yet comfortable fit. Minimal rubber thickness in the outsole and soft TPU midsole maximizes the “foot feel” and flexibility, enhancing natural movement. Machine washable. Air dry.

    WOMEN'S:
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    MEN'S
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    Anatomy
    Vibram FiveFingers® minimalist sneakers and footwear combine innovative design, precision engineering and meticulous manufacturing. We’ve used only premium quality materials and the proven technology of Vibram® soles to create alternative footwear designed to enhance your performance.
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    Specifications

    Materials:
    UPPER- Mesh (polyester) + Microfabric (50% PU + 50% nylon)
    SOLE- LS Vibram TC-1 Dura Rubber
    FOOTBED - 2mm EVA Insole Anti-Microbial Dri-Lex Sockliner
    Machine Washable. Air Dry.

    Weight:
    Women's size 38 - 4.23 oz. each, 8.46 oz./pair
    Men's size 43 - 5.07 oz. each, 10.14 oz./pair

    For women's fitting instructions and more details, visit: http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/Five-Fingers-SeeYaLS-Womens.htm?activity=running
    For men's fitting instructions and more details, visit: http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/Five-Fingers-SeeYaLS-Mens.htm?activity=running


    RULES OF THIS CONTEST:

    1.) You must post to this thread.

    2.) This contest is for BRS members only. You must be a registered member in order to post to this thread.

    3.) You may only post one time. Posting more than once will void your entry.

    4.) We will use a random number generator to select the winner.

    5.) This contest ends at Noon, EST, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

    6.) After you have run and/or walked in the VFF See Yas for at least two weeks, preferably four weeks, we ask that you write a review to appear in the Gear & Footwear Forum, the Product Review Forum, and your own personal site, should you have one.
     
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    Nuevo concurso Xero/ BRS

    Sólo hace falta poner un post en http://thebarefootrunners.org/threa...ay-expires-monday-april-15-at-noon-est.13619/

    REGLAS DE ESTE CONCURSO:

    1.) Tienes que poner un post en el hilo http://thebarefootrunners.org/threa...ay-expires-monday-april-15-at-noon-est.13619/
    2). Este concurso está reservado solamente a miembros del BRS . Debes ser un usuario registrado para poder escribir en este hilo. Podéis encontrar el formulario de inscripción aquí: http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/login/login
    3.) Sólo puede publicar una sola vez. Publicar más de una vez se anulará la entrada.
    4.) Vamos a utilizar un generador de números aleatorios para seleccionar al ganador.
    5). Este concurso finaliza a mediodía el 15 deAbril 2013.
    6.) Después de haber utilizado las zapatillas durante al menos dos semanas, preferiblemente cuatro semanas, se te pedirá escribir una crítica para aparecer en el Foro de equipamiento y Calzado, el Foro de Revisión de productos, y su propio sitio personal, si usted tiene uno.


    EN INGLES:



    Xero Shoes, formerly known as Invisible Shoes, would like to give away a pair of their new 4mm Connect or 6mm Contact outsole huaraches to a lucky winner!

    They have NEW FOOTBED COLORS!!!!


    RULES OF THIS CONTEST:

    1.) You must post to this thread.
    2.) This contest is for BRS members only. You must be a registered member in order to post to this thread.
    3.) You may only post one time. Posting more than once will void your entry.
    4.) We will use a random number generator to select the winner.
    5.) This contest ends at Noon, EST, on Monday, April 15, 2013.
    6.) Upon receipt of the shoes, we ask that you run and/or walk in them for at least two weeks, preferably four weeks, and write a review to appear in the Gear & Footwear Forum, the Product Review Forum, and your own personal site, should you have one.

    LET THE CONTEST BEGIN!

    Xero Shoes now come in FIVE colors -- Cool Black, Mocha Earth, Electric Mint, Boulder Sky, and Hot Salmon!!!!
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Introducing the Xero Shoes 4mm Connect and 6mm Contact outsoles with FeelTrue rubber.
    Our exclusive FeelTrue outsoles are the only outsole specifically designed for barefoot running.


    With the help of one of the world's top outsole manufacturers, and former lead designers from Nike and Reebok, we started with the best qualities of the famous Vibram Cherry material and made these improvements:

    Contoured to fit your foot, without providing unnecessary support
    • "High-abrasion" material lasts a long time
    • Very flexible (great barefoot feel) while still providing strong protection
    • Holds it shape better
    • Slight "toe spring" keeps sole closer to your foot
    • Sized from 7" to 14" -- many people can use the outsole without trimming! (and has less waste if you do)
    • Elegant shape with subtle arch and heel cup
    • Easily customized with just a pair of kitchen scissors
    • Top sole pattern feels soft while providing traction
    • Reinforced, extended, and elevated ankle holes keep lace from wearing out
    • Dual-Chevron tread pattern provides traction under any condition
    • Material includes some recycled stock
    • There are two models of our FeelTrue outsole:
    4mm thick Connect -- the closest thing to barefoot. Extremely light weight (men's US size 9 weighs ~3.7 ounces) and 6mm thick Contact -- still a great barefoot feel, but with more protection. Slightly stiffer, but still flexible. (men's size 9 weighs ~ 5.3 ounces)

    [​IMG]

    Invisible Shoes FeelTrue Kits come in sizes from small kids to BIG adults. And get your favorite lace color, too.

    [​IMG]

    Get your FeelTrue outsoles as a DIY kit or let us custom-make a pair for you and Feel The World!
    Learn more at www.XeroShoes.com!!!!
     
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    Nuevo concurso Lems/ BRS​

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    REGLAS DE ESTE CONCURSO:
    1.)Tienes que poner un post en el hilo

    2). Este concurso está reservado solamente a miembros del BRS. Debes ser un usuario registrado para poder escribir en este hilo. Podéis encontrar el formulario de inscripción aquí: http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/login/login (acuérdate de mandarme un mail para que os registremos con vuestro nombre de usuario)
    3.) Sólo puede publicar una sola vez. Publicar más de una vez se anulará la entrada.​
    4.) Vamos a utilizar un generador de números aleatorios para seleccionar al ganador.​
    5). Este concurso finaliza a mediodía el 28 deAbril 2013.​
    6.) Después de haber utilizado las zapatillas durante al menos dos semanas, preferiblemente cuatro semanas, se te pedirá escribir una crítica para aparecer en el Foro de equipamiento y Calzado, el Foro de Revisión de productos, y su propio sitio personal, si usted tiene uno.​

    EN INGLES:
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    Lems would like to give away a pair of their Primal 2 minimalist shoes to a lucky winner! Maybe this time it will be you!


    A majority of minimalist shoe companies target the physical fitness market. On a daily average, we exercise 30 - 60 minutes. So, in conclusion, shouldn't we be more mindful of how our feet feel in footwear the rest of the day?

    That's where we come in. Lems Shoes is minimalist, casual shoes that are made with less. We spend our time getting the important things right and eliminate the rest; no added material, no gimmicks, and no fluff.
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    Primal 2 Details:
    Last - LemsLast™ foot-shaped
    Upper - Microsuede + air-mesh (100% vegan)
    Sole - 8.0mm LemsRubber™ injection rubber
    Insole - Optional removable 3.0mm MoistureWick foam
    Lining - Moisture-wicking polyester
    Drop - 0.0mm
    Stack Height - 8.0mm
    Weight - 6.9oz (size 43)
    Width - 4.2-4.4" (size 43)

    Primal 2 Color Options:
    All Black - Unisex
    Earth Brown - Unisex
    Frost Grey - Women
    Slate Grey - Men (shown in photo)

    Primal 2 Value:
    $95

    Primal 2 Description:
    Weighing a mere 6.9oz (size 43), the Primal 2 feels like nothing at all. We've updated the original Primal with several improvements. The upper is made with a no-sewn construction, so there's no seams and stitching. The air-mesh is open-weave for better breathability. Rest assured the Primal 2 still sports the favorite 8.0mm LemsRubber™ sole and LemsLast™ with the comfy Feelgood Fit.

    Primal 2 Sizing:
    All Lems Shoes have a unique foot-shaped fit, this is because of our LemsLast™, which we've taken time to design to have the widest toebox on the market. It's designed to allow all 5 toes to splay apart inside the shoe, and at the same time it follows the natural curved shape of the heel and midfoot. The Primal 2 is sized the same as the Primal 1 was. It comes in US whole sizes, so some people may need to size-up to the next closest size.

    Winner's choice of all Black, Earth Brown, Frost Grey, or Slate Grey. See site for details.

    For more details visit, http://www.lemsshoes.com/

    RULES OF THIS CONTEST:

    1.) You must post to this thread.

    2.) This contest is for BRS members only. You must be a registered member in order to post to this thread.

    3.) You may only post one time. Posting more than once will void your entry.

    4.) We will use a random number generator to select the winner.

    5.) This contest ends at Noon, EST, on Sunday, April 28, 2013.

    6.) Upon receipt of the shoes, we ask that you run and/or walk in them for at least two weeks, preferably four weeks, and write a review to appear in the Gear & Footwear Forum, the Product Review Forum, and your own personal site, should you have one.


    LET THE CONTEST BEGIN!
     
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    Nuevo concurso VibramfiveFingers / BRS hasta 18 Mayo

    Sólo hace falta poner un post. Anímate..​
    REGLAS DE ESTE CONCURSO:
    2). Este concurso está reservado solamente a miembros del BRS. Debes ser un usuario registrado para poder escribir en este hilo. Podéis encontrar el formulario de inscripción aquí: http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/login/login (acuérdate de mandarme un mail para que os registremos con vuestro nombre de usuario)
    3.) Sólo puede publicar una sola vez. Publicar más de una vez se anulará la entrada.​
    4.) Vamos a utilizar un generador de números aleatorios para seleccionar al ganador.​
    5). Este concurso finaliza a mediodía el 18 de Mayo 2013.​
    6.) Después de haber utilizado las zapatillas durante al menos dos semanas, preferiblemente cuatro semanas, se te pedirá escribir una crítica para aparecer en el Foro de equipamiento y Calzado, el Foro de Revisión de productos, y su propio sitio personal, si usted tiene uno.​

    EN INGLES:
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    Vibram FiveFingers would like to give away a pair of their Spyridon LS to a lucky winner! Don't miss your chance to win. Post below! It's that easy.

    Our first trail running–specific model, the Spyridon LS provides the perfect balance of “foot feel” and protection on rugged surfaces. A minimalist 3.5mm Vibram rubber sole provides impact protection from stones and debris, while better allowing proper barefoot dynamics. The aggressive tread design delivers sure-footed grip in all directions, molded nylon mesh in midsole adds a “rock block” effect, dispersing impact over a wider area. The Coconut Active Carbon upper offers natural breathability and an adjustable hook-and-loop closure ensures a secure fit. 3M reflective applications for safety after dark. Machine Washable. Air Dry.

    MEN'S
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    WOMEN'S
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    Popular uses for the Spyridon LS
    Barefoot Running
    Light Trekking

    Specifications

    Materials:
    UPPER - Stretch Mesh and Polyamide
    SOLE - XSTrek Vibram Rubber
    FOOTBED - 3mm Polyurethane Insole Anti-Microbial Dri-Lex Sockliner
    Machine washable. Air dry.

    Weight & Size:
    Men's size 44 - 6.88oz. each, 13.76oz./pair

    For men's fitting instructions and more details, visit: http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/Five-Fingers-SpyridonLS-Mens.htm?activity=running
    For women's fitting instructions and more details, visit: http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/Five-Fingers-SpyridonLS-Womans.htm?activity=running

    Anatomy:
    Vibram FiveFingers® footwear combines innovative design, precision engineering and meticulous manufacturing. We’ve used only premium quality materials and the proven technology of Vibram® soles to create alternative footwear designed to enhance your performance.
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    Nuevo concurso VibramfiveFingers / BRS hasta 14 Junio

    Sólo hace falta poner un post. Anímate..​
    REGLAS DE ESTE CONCURSO:
    2). Este concurso está reservado solamente a miembros del BRS. Debes ser un usuario registrado para poder escribir en este hilo. Podéis encontrar el formulario de inscripción aquí: http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/login/login (acuérdate de mandarme un mail para que os registremos con vuestro nombre de usuario)
    3.) Sólo puede publicar una sola vez. Publicar más de una vez se anulará la entrada.​
    4.) Vamos a utilizar un generador de números aleatorios para seleccionar al ganador.​
    5). Este concurso finaliza a mediodía el 14 de Junio 2013.​
    6.) Después de haber utilizado las zapatillas durante al menos dos semanas, preferiblemente cuatro semanas, se te pedirá escribir una crítica para aparecer en el Foro de equipamiento y Calzado, el Foro de Revisión de productos, y su propio sitio personal, si usted tiene uno.​

    EN INGLES:

    MEN'S

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    WOMEN'S

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    Popular uses for the TrekSport Sandal


    Running

    Multi-Use

    Watersport

    Outdoor

    Casual


    Specifications


    Materials:

    UPPER - Polyurethane​
    INSOLE - Anti-Microbial Drilex Sockliner​
    FOOTBED - Antimicrobial microfiber​
    MAX SOLE THICKNESS - 3.5mm​
    Machine wash Cold/Air dry.​

    Weight:

    Men's size 43 - 6.72oz. each, 13.44oz./pair​

    Anatomy


    Vibram FiveFingers® minimalist sneakers and footwear combine innovative design, precision engineering and meticulous manufacturing. We’ve used only premium quality materials and the proven technology of Vibram® soles to create alternative footwear designed to enhance your performance.​

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    RULES OF THIS CONTEST:​


    1.) You must post to this thread.​


    2.) This contest is for BRS members only. You must be a registered member in order to post to this thread.​


    3.) You may only post one time. Posting more than once will void your entry.​


    4.) We will use a random number generator to select the winner.​


    5.) This contest ends at Noon, EST, on Friday, June 14, 2013.​


    6.) After you have run and/or walked in the VFF TrekSport Sandal LS for at least two weeks, ​
    preferably four weeks, we ask that you write a review to appear in the Gear & Footwear Forum, the Product Review Forum, and your own personal site, should you have one.​



    LET THE CONTEST BEGIN!
     
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    Nuevo concurso Xero/ BRS

    Sólo hace falta poner un post enhttp://thebarefootrunners.org/threads/giveaway-see-new-rule-xero-shoes-october-giveaway-expires-monday-october-14-at-noon-est.14957/#post-142199

    REGLAS DE ESTE CONCURSO:

    1.) Tienes que poner un post en el hilo http://thebarefootrunners.org/threads/giveaway-see-new-rule-xero-shoes-october-giveaway-expires-monday-october-14-at-noon-est.14957/#post-142199
    2). Este concurso está reservado solamente a miembros del BRS . Debes ser un usuario registrado para poder escribir en este hilo. Podéis encontrar el formulario de inscripción aquí: http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/login/login
    3.) Sólo puede publicar una sola vez. Publicar más de una vez se anulará la entrada.
    4.) Vamos a utilizar un generador de números aleatorios para seleccionar al ganador.
    5). Este concurso finaliza a mediodía el 14 Octubre 2013.
    6.) Después de haber utilizado las zapatillas durante al menos dos semanas, preferiblemente cuatro semanas, se te pedirá escribir una crítica para aparecer en el Foro de equipamiento y Calzado, el Foro de Revisión de productos, y su propio sitio personal, si usted tiene uno.


    EN INGLES:



    Xero Shoes, formerly known as Invisible Shoes, would like to give away a pair of their new 4mm Connect or 6mm Contact outsole huaraches to a lucky winner!

    They have NEW FOOTBED COLORS!!!!


    RULES OF THIS CONTEST:

    1.) You must post to this thread.
    2.) This contest is for BRS members only. You must be a registered member in order to post to this thread.
    3.) You may only post one time. Posting more than once will void your entry.
    4.) We will use a random number generator to select the winner.
    5.) This contest ends at Noon, EST, on Monday, October 14, 2013.
    6.) Upon receipt of the shoes, we ask that you run and/or walk in them for at least two weeks, preferably four weeks, and write a review to appear in the Gear & Footwear Forum, the Product Review Forum, and your own personal site, should you have one.

    LET THE CONTEST BEGIN!

    Xero Shoes now come in FIVE colors -- Cool Black, Mocha Earth, Electric Mint, Boulder Sky, and Hot Salmon!!!!
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Introducing the Xero Shoes 4mm Connect and 6mm Contact outsoles with FeelTrue rubber.
    Our exclusive FeelTrue outsoles are the only outsole specifically designed for barefoot running.


    With the help of one of the world's top outsole manufacturers, and former lead designers from Nike and Reebok, we started with the best qualities of the famous Vibram Cherry material and made these improvements:

    Contoured to fit your foot, without providing unnecessary support
    • "High-abrasion" material lasts a long time
    • Very flexible (great barefoot feel) while still providing strong protection
    • Holds it shape better
    • Slight "toe spring" keeps sole closer to your foot
    • Sized from 7" to 14" -- many people can use the outsole without trimming! (and has less waste if you do)
    • Elegant shape with subtle arch and heel cup
    • Easily customized with just a pair of kitchen scissors
    • Top sole pattern feels soft while providing traction
    • Reinforced, extended, and elevated ankle holes keep lace from wearing out
    • Dual-Chevron tread pattern provides traction under any condition
    • Material includes some recycled stock
    • There are two models of our FeelTrue outsole:
    4mm thick Connect -- the closest thing to barefoot. Extremely light weight (men's US size 9 weighs ~3.7 ounces) and 6mm thick Contact -- still a great barefoot feel, but with more protection. Slightly stiffer, but still flexible. (men's size 9 weighs ~ 5.3 ounces)

    [​IMG]

    Invisible Shoes FeelTrue Kits come in sizes from small kids to BIG adults. And get your favorite lace color, too.

    [​IMG]

    Get your FeelTrue outsoles as a DIY kit or let us custom-make a pair for you and Feel The World!
    Learn more at www.XeroShoes.com!!!!
     
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    Nuevo concurso The Paleo Manifesto Book

    Sólo hace falta poner un post http://thebarefootrunners.org/threa...ires-thursday-october-17-2013-noon-est.14978/

    REGLAS DE ESTE CONCURSO:

    1.) Tienes que poner un post en el hilo http://thebarefootrunners.org/threa...ires-thursday-october-17-2013-noon-est.14978/
    2). Este concurso está reservado solamente a miembros del BRS . Debes ser un usuario registrado para poder escribir en este hilo. Podéis encontrar el formulario de inscripción aquí: http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/login/login
    3.) Sólo puede publicar una sola vez. Publicar más de una vez se anulará la entrada. Si eres un miembro donante del BRS que ha hecho una donación económica este año, puedes publicar una vez más por cada pie que hayas acumulado en el presente año, por ello, para tener mas oportunidades de ganar, puedes hacer donaciones con el botón "Donate" de la página principal. Gracias
    4.) Vamos a utilizar un generador de números aleatorios para seleccionar al ganador.
    5). Este concurso finaliza a mediodía el 17 Octubre 2013.
    6.) Después de haber utilizado las zapatillas durante al menos dos semanas, preferiblemente cuatro semanas, se te pedirá escribir una crítica para aparecer en el Foro de equipamiento y Calzado, el Foro de Revisión de productos, y su propio sitio personal, si usted tiene uno.


    EN INGLES:


    The Paleo Manifesto Book - Expires Thursday, October 17, 2013, Noon, EST

    John Durant would like to give away an autographed copy of his new book, The Paleo Manifesto, Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health to one lucky winner! Be sure to get your post in below for your chance to win!

    Can't wait to see if you won? Order now from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Paleo-Manifesto-Ancient-Lifelong/dp/0307889173/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381441249&sr=8-1&keywords=the paleo manifesto


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    On a recent sunny Sunday morning, a modern caveman, sitting on a bench by a south entrance to Central Park, finished a single espresso, took off his shoes, threw them in his backpack, and prepared for his weekly barefoot run.

    “It would be unhygienic to walk everywhere barefoot,” the caveman, John Durant, said. Durant is the author of “The Paleo Manifesto,” which was published last week. “It definitely depends which part of town you’re in. But Central Park is clean.” A man one bench over, deep in his newspaper, raised an eyebrow but kept reading. “People ask me about three things: broken glass, syringes, and dog shit,” Durant said. “Broken glass you scan for. Syringes were there maybe in the seventies? And dog shit—you’d look out for that anyway, plus it’s easier to clean off your foot than off your shoe.”

    Durant, a thirty-year-old Harvard graduate who studied under the psychologist Steven Pinker, embraced the Paleolithic life style after college, when a consulting job began to run him ragged—late nights, heavy drinking, poor diet, little exercise. He learned about the paleo movement, which encourages people to look back—way back—for guidance on how to make themselves, and also the planet, healthier. His book’s dedication reads, “To my ancestors, for my descendants.” After he started “eating paleo”—avoiding processed foods, grains, and dairy products (difficult to milk an aurochs), and consuming a higher-fat, lower-carbohydrate diet of vegetables, seafood, and meat—he noticed that his acne cleared up and he had more energy. (“Encouraging modern women to eat more fat is about as easy as selling them a makeup called Ugly,” he says in the book.) He began fasting once a week, for his metabolism. And he rejiggered the way he exercised.

    Today’s gym enthusiasts, he writes, “focus on abstract goals, like burning calories, and lose sight of functional, goal-oriented movements such as sprinting away from a threat or carrying an animal carcass back to camp.” He believes that running barefoot is healthier and more natural, because it forces you to strike the ground with the ball of your foot, not the heel, which can cause knee problems.

    With his long hair in a ponytail, Durant started on the lower loop of the Park Drive, a hard paved surface that he said felt “nice and warm.” The drive was packed with participants in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. “Listen to how heavily people strike the ground,” he said. “You can hear people running. I can be two feet away from you, and you’re not going to hear me at all.” Most of the runners, looking straight ahead, didn’t notice his feet, but then someone jogged by and muttered, “Disgusting!” Durant smiled, then veered off to Poets’ Walk, passing over smooth hexagonal paving stones before reaching rugged asphalt.

    “All these terrains feel totally different,” he said, huffing a bit. “Smooth is really what is most pleasant, or a dirt trail.” He was landing on the front of his foot, almost hopping, and scanning the ground ahead for glass. As he transitioned to the rocky asphalt, he winced slightly. Then he heard someone call his name, and he looked up. A fellow barefoot runner stood in his path, grinning; he was wearing a Susan G. Komen bib, No. 15750.

    “I saw the bare feet and thought, Gotta be!” a lean, bearded man said. It was Joe Maller, the C.T.O. of a design firm, who met Durant years ago, at a barefoot run from Harlem to Brooklyn. The two men stood talking in the center of the walk (“Your beard is looking awesome, man!”) as passersby stared. One woman, carrying a map, rolled her eyes. Maller had stuck a pair of minimalist Luna sandals—very ancient Greece—into the back of his shorts. He runs in them at night, when he can’t easily scan the ground for hazards.

    After they parted, Durant headed to the bridle path, and started up toward Belvedere Castle, sidestepping small bits of gravel as he went. “Barefoot running, it’s a skill,” he said. “It engages the brain.” He never wears headphones when he runs. When he used to work out at traditional gyms, he’d have to introduce a “survival motivation” into his workout. “I sprinted on a treadmill while imagining that I was being chased by a hungry lion. I had to psych myself up beforehand, hitting my head with my hands, envisioning that I actually might die. It worked, but onlookers were alarmed.”

    He climbed the steps to the castle two at a time, then took off into the Ramble, gripping rocks with his toes and springing forward. Below him, runners slogged along, staring blankly ahead. A few minutes later, his feet covered in a thin black film, Durant left the Park, hailed a cab, and headed off to brunch to break his twenty-four-hour fast.

    The New Yorker
    Sophie Brickman
    http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2013/09/30/130930ta_talk_brickman

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    JOHN DURANT is the author of The Paleo Manifesto. Durant studied evolutionary psychology at Harvard prior to founding Paleo NYC and Barefoot Runners NYC. He has been featured in theNew York Times, The Colbert Report, NPR, and the New Yorker. He blogs at HunterGatherer.com.
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