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Anonymous (@)    3 years ago

I was looking for running shoes online because I really want to get in good shape. What worried me about running are pain and injuries…
My life= I never was in the best of shape, I had flat feet and most of shoes made me regret even walking. :(
As a child I walked barefoot when I came home from school and on vacations (my grandma always got mad because she said how I’ll get a cold-which never happened). Anyway, I loved being barefoot. Tiny rocks bothered me at first, but after few days I didn’t even notice it! So I continued being barefoot all my life every day I came home. My feet hurt less and now I can say how my feet aren’t as flat as they were when I was a child. Complete success!
As I wrote previously, I was looking for some running shoes and I stumbled on this video. I watched it out of curiosity and I realized that I don’t need new shoes. My shoes are already here!
If you are confused by my babbling , watch the video and go take a run with your new shoes. I sure will! ;)

http://www.ted.com/talks/christopher_mcdougall_are_we_born_to_run.html

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Ka (@kaciula)3 years ago ago

Barefoot rocks!

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Michael (@mike)3 years ago ago

True, barefoot does rock, &interesting video.
@Ina; you may want to look into foot orthotics; ask your doctor about them. It’s pretty well shoe soul that you slip into whatever shoes your wearing. The orthotic is shaped specifically for your foot to help support and correct foot function. Probably something you should seriously consider if you haven’t already. Good luck :] I’ve got flat feet as well btw.

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PDC (@chemicalspike)3 years ago ago

I’m busy saving my pennies for a pair of kevlar soles on the advice of a personal trainer. Rebuild my feet muscles sans big trainers with none of those pesky pebbles or bits of glass to trouble me!

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Heather Cardona (@charade)3 years ago ago

It’s not the pebbles I worry about, it’s all the broken glass and even potentially something as dangerous as dirty needles. There are shoes that mimic barefoot activity though and seem quite cool to me. Check out http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/index.htm

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Jordan Lejuwaan (@jordan)3 years ago ago

I bought some FiveFingers two months ago and I love them! I wear them everywhere except out to clubs because they’re so much more comfortable and agile feeling than normal shoes. Running in them is awesome. You know how you feel so much faster when you run barefoot? Well now you can do that all the time :)

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Anonymous (@)3 years ago ago

@Mike
Had them, they wore out quickly and it’s a pain in the *** to move them from shoe to shoe. >.> +it didn’t help much! Being barefoot gives you a faster result without the trouble! :)

@Heather, Jordan
Well,those would cost over 100€. I can’t afford it, I’m just a jobless student… haha
And where I live there is no needles and broken glass in the streets! I have to (CAN) do the barefoot thing. :’)

Thank you for your inputs! :D

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Jeff Gordon (@v4vendetta)3 years ago ago

ALOHA—I walk barefoot most of the time all year round. Lots do here and when things are real hot on sidewalk or sand I do not even notice the tempature difference any more. We go in stores and malls and lots of places without shirt or shoes . My feet use to bother me but I adapted to conditions. Just wanted to day nothing wrong with it if it’s what you want to do. Just wanted to give my thoughts . MAHALO

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Martijn Schirp (@martijn)3 years ago ago

I just ordered this book on running, anyone read it?

http://www.amazon.com/Born-Run-Hidden-Superathletes-Greatest/dp/0307266303

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Anonymous (@)3 years ago ago

@Jeff
It’s awesome to hear that you live in such a great community and environment! :D
Thank you for your comment :)

@Martijn
Not yet! Sure will ^_^ Thank you for sharing that with us!

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Em (@emily)2 years, 11 months ago ago

Ina I got a pair of those shoes Jordan was talking about a week or two ago–I LOVE THEM!!!!! (*edit–$110 pair for $50 something on ebay!)
And I just started jogging–today was day 3, I ran 2 miles without stopping woo hoo!! I was dragging my dog Daisy-she’s more out of shape than me :) Although I was always athletic/competitive, I was Never Ever a jogger. But I want to be bc if there were ever a real emergency where my life depended on me running a long distance quickly–I’d be a total goner. What’s keeping me going is the high you get when you’re done. Sure you feel like you might wanna puek–but you have this high afterward like you just did a few bong hits–only it’s natural :) I’m gonna aim for at least a 30 day thing–seems to be the trend :)
http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/alter/20050101/msgs/436411.html (I know this isn’t thee most reliable source–but there have been numerous articles about the similarity)

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daveb (@daveb)2 years, 11 months ago ago

agreed, there is nothing like the feel of earth beneath bare feet. But I hadn’t had any luck running barefoot until my cousin taught me the technique earlier this summer. I am just beginning to get used to it as it’s a major transition, but it feels amazing:

http://www.barefootrunning.fas.harvard.edu/5BarefootRunning&TrainingTips.html

Apologies if this was covered in the TED talk, I had it on in the background while working and didn’t hear him discuss this particular aspect.

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webguy (@webguy)2 years, 11 months ago ago
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