Mittwoch, 12. September 2012

Barefoot running

Last week I watched some amazing videos on youtube! There is a company called INVISIBLE SHOES which sells huarache sandals and kits for making your own ones. 

Unfortunately, I didn’t watch their videos before making my own sandals and ended up placing the ankle holes too near to the heel because that’s what some of the videos suggested. If you are interested in barefoot running, then do definitely give it a try after watching the videos,- they are amazing! 

The company AND the sandals :-)
In Germany I found a good company which does also make vegan sandals,- check them out here: NAKED SHOES

I used a piece of carpet, two buttons and a shoelace for making mine. Jeff Sekerak suggests to use buttons, which is a great idea because it keeps the laces in place.
The running itself felt great at the beginning but then the sandals started slipping off and my feet were feeling quite sore because the carpet got worn out really fast.

I made this video after the first hour of running and then went for more.

At the end, one of my feet was so sore, I had to take the sandals off and walk home barefoot.
It was a great feeling to run almost barefoot and I’m definitely going to do it again, as soon as I find the perfect shoes for myself. 

At the moment I’m thinking about either buying some huarache sandals or making some myself, this time out of a stronger material. This is what the sole of my sandals looked like after running with them for 2 hours. I don’t think I’m going to use these ones again. Back home, I had some melons first, followed by an ice cream treat which I made out of frozen mangoes and served with some delicious white grapes on top. Cheers!

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