craigy wrote:I have barefoot runners. Fingered socks, but the fingered shoes seemed a step too far for me. I'm not at all fashion conscious when I run, but those things just look weird.
I almost had a "Radcliffe" whilst out yesterday. Almost didn't make it home in time.
Anyone have experience going barefoot or using finger shoes?
Anyway, I'm regularly doing 10km now, which is about where I was up to before I started the barefoot thing. You need at least a few months to get used to them, because the running style is actually quite different ie. you hit the ground first with the front/middle of your foot, not the heel. If you go heel first, you'll end up injuring yourself as there's little to no padding on them.
When I started, my calves hurt lots, as it gives them a lot more of a workout. But once I got used to the shoes, I could feel the calves getting a lot stronger. My ankles feel stronger too.
Edited by Mola_Ram at 11:58:03 20-11-2012