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Barefoot Shoe
#1
What aren't they inventing for selling? Huh!?

Barefoot shoe, why not naked clothes, bald hat, glassless spectacles...?

The idea is interresting thought, but it's still a shoe, at best a sophisticated sock. Nothing equal ture barefoot. As soon as your feet are protected, it's not the same because your feet is made to react with ground sentations that you don't feel once it's protected.

I often train barefoot, thought I don't run on asphalt or peddles. I still wear shoes to run long distances. But you can easily run long distances barefoot on grass. With some habit your footpalm thickens and you are less scared of small things that may hurt.

Finaly it's the last New Age/Tree Huger/Alternative trend, some of them take this practice religiousely...

Sarah Skidmore, AP Business Writer Wrote:The barefoot shoe movement has been fueled by the barefoot running culture, which has long had proponents, but caught on more widely in 2009 after Christopher McDougall's book "Born to Run" explored the history and benefits of it. The theory is that running barefoot enables the body to move naturally and optimally, while traditional shoes inhibit that.

The movement gained more traction last year when Harvard biologist and runner Daniel Lieberman published a paper in the journal Nature that concluded that running barefoot seems to be better for the feet, producing far less impact stress compared to those in traditional running shoes.
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#2
Actually, its not such a bad idea IMO. I'm not going to spend $90 on a pair though.

I move around the house, and yard, barefooted all the time. Callouses build up quickly, especially on balls of the feet. I can now walk pretty easily on the asphalt street, and actually find it somewhat natural to do.
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#3
I walk barefoot all the time, even over pebbles and sometimes glass with no ill effects. Granted it does take a lot of grooming to keep the feet soft and not cracked and dry but I think those are just shoes with toe slots like those Skeletoes
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#4
Indeed - they are comfortable from what I hear too. I've stepped on too many painful things or dealt with the pads of my feet being too beat to shit to not have anything on them. I've been meaning to pick some of these up for a long time for around the yard or while wading rivers and such.
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#5
I saw a guy around here wearing them. He said they were so comfortable they were worth the weird looks. I've heard they are good for circulation, they improve on Mother Nature's design. I'm interested in wearing them but my Wife won't let me wear them in public when I'm with her.
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#6
I'd like to see on in flesh tone, so it did not stick out so much.
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#7
Already being done. Check out Vibram Fivefingers shoes. They hug the feet and have individual toes.
These are popular with some nudists as they protect the feet and allow the barefoot feeling.

Nothing really compares to barefoot though, even walking on pavement.
Pavement is too hot this time of year to go barefoot, but it cools down in the evening.
When I'm at the nudist club I go barefoot as much as possible. I prefer shoes or sandals in grass because of a phobia about ticks and hookworms.

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