wanna be a barefoot rebel

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  1. CocoNut

    CocoNut Barefooters

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    It is a good day to run!

    Hi, Everyone! I was so impatient to have my application approved here that I emailed TJ and she put me on the fast track to the inner circle! LOL! So here I am!

    I learned about this site from the forums at Lose It! where there is a nice little community of runners who post a weekly thread. Most are shod, but now and then someone asks about VFF's or barefooting and that is how I came across this link.

    A little over a year ago, our local REI store had Christopher MacDougal here for a little class (and promo stop for his newly published book) on barefoot running which I attended out of curiosity. Since then I've been learning and growing as a minimalist runner. I currently run in either my VFF's or a pair of Saucony Kinvara's. I bought the Kinvara's because of difficulty with rocks and sticks under the VFF's as well as cold weather.

    I am here to see if I can attempt to truly become a sole-free runner! Thanks for being here and for all of your wisdom and guidance!
     
  2. sole_foot

    sole_foot Guest

    Welcome and good luck with

    Welcome and good luck with your journey!
     
  3. Neil_D

    Neil_D Chapter Presidents
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    Welcome CocoNut,I'm sure if

    Welcome CocoNut,

    I'm sure if you get any problems there will be a cascade of answers to put you on the right track.

    Good luck.



    Neil
     
  4. Phil Hart

    Phil Hart Barefooters
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    Nut:Welcome to the crew. 

    Nut:

    Welcome to the crew. You've found the right place to get good advice as you transition to barefoot.

    Phil
     
  5. FreeYourToes

    FreeYourToes Barefooters
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    Welcome!

    Welcome!
     
  6. Barefoot TJ

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    I was going to call her Coco,

    I was going to call her Coco, but since Phil's already called her Nut. I will go with that.

    Welcome, Nut! We're here to help you shed those soles, it that's what you wish. Otherwise, have you tried the trail versions of the VFFs? Look into the Treks.
     
  7. SaraLord

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    Welcome Nut!  The BFS is the

    Welcome Nut! The BFS is the best for support and community, particularly if you haven't yet found any local BF/minimalist runners. Depending on where you are, likely there is a state/local BRS chapter you can join.

    Happy running,



    Sara
     

  8. zapmamak

    zapmamak Barefooters
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    Welcome, CocoNut! Nice to

    Welcome, CocoNut! Nice to meet you :)
     

  9. barefoot kean

    barefoot kean Barefooters
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    Welcome, its good to have ya

    Welcome, its good to have ya
     
  10. Barefoot Walker

    Barefoot Walker Barefooters
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    I am a barefoot

    I am a “barefoot rebel!”

    I go barefoot year-round and everywhere (yes, in Iowa!) with no foot problems whatsoever.

    So, my advice to you is, be a rebel!
     

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