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Rob1_Billion
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6/5/2011 1:45:51 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Awesome video... he lays out the case for barefoot running and basically asserts that injuries due to running are completely the responsibility of modern footwear. I wanted to test the concept today, however I ended up going to a paved trail and I wasn't going to mess with that. They have bare-foot shoes, oxymoronic as it sounds, however I'm hesitant to spend the money on them... I usually run on trails in the woods, and I'm thinking about testing it out barefoot, although there is certainly a risk involved that I'm nervous about. Little stones and the like could be hazardous to my feet, and I would be giving up the soft skin on my soles for some pretty rough calluses... What do you guys think?
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6/6/2011 5:26:38 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/5/2011 1:45:51 PM, Rob1_Billion wrote:


Awesome video... he lays out the case for barefoot running and basically asserts that injuries due to running are completely the responsibility of modern footwear. I wanted to test the concept today, however I ended up going to a paved trail and I wasn't going to mess with that. They have bare-foot shoes, oxymoronic as it sounds, however I'm hesitant to spend the money on them... I usually run on trails in the woods, and I'm thinking about testing it out barefoot, although there is certainly a risk involved that I'm nervous about. Little stones and the like could be hazardous to my feet, and I would be giving up the soft skin on my soles for some pretty rough calluses... What do you guys think?

I have been running without shoes in forests for a few years, and enjoy it throughly. About a month ago my father invested in a pair of barefoot shoes. However, my father has since suffered a stress fracture whilst running. My uncle, a doctor, believes this to have been caused by the reduced protection of the feet.
I would recommend trying it without the shoes before hand, and not to worry about the ground. Most discomfort can be avoided with a quick eye and foot, and if you really cared about comfort you wouldn't be a cross-country runner!
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6/6/2011 11:19:25 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Just what I wanted to hear Thaddeus. Just what I wanted to hear. I didn't want to go trying to shop for those damned shoes anyway... Gonna give it a try in the next day or two and I'll let you know how I do.
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6/7/2011 2:09:24 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Barefoot running is great! I don't do it very often, but I love it when I do.

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6/7/2011 10:32:17 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Sounds like a good idea. I would probably do it but I live somewhat in the city.
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6/8/2011 2:50:45 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Still waiting for my chance to try it... it's been ninety plus degrees with high humidity in Green Bay for the last few days and this is my favorite weather to run in (my joints just feel lovely when I'm scorching in the heat, while colder temps tend to make me ache). Being a full-time father makes t complicated!
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6/8/2011 2:59:35 PM
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I knew someone who grew up on Kwajalein island in the south pacific, and was always barefoot, he said he could put a cigarette out with his barefoot.

I think if you conditioned your feet they could put up with a lot. I have no idea if it's better for your feet or not, but it seems cool, and I've seen the barefoot shoes, they look kind of funky too.
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6/8/2011 3:44:34 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/8/2011 2:59:35 PM, innomen wrote:
I knew someone who grew up on Kwajalein island in the south pacific, and was always barefoot, he said he could put a cigarette out with his barefoot.

I think if you conditioned your feet they could put up with a lot. I have no idea if it's better for your feet or not, but it seems cool, and I've seen the barefoot shoes, they look kind of funky too.

I used to go around bare foot allot when I was younger. The soles of my feet were really tough! They're still quite tough now even though I almost always where shoes out side.
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Danielle
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6/8/2011 5:57:10 PM
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The idea of running barefoot sounds terrible to me. I'm sure innomen is right in that you can condition your feet to withstand a lot more than you think, kinda like how guitar players need to develop callouses in order to not bleed every time they play. Still though I would not only be super uncomfortable with sasquatch looking feet, but I would be SO paranoid about hurting myself. I wouldn't be able to concentrate on the run. It takes enough effort for me to jog alone let alone worry about side stepping things that could really hurt me :| The shoes sound interesting though. I've seen them and they're funny looking, but probably really cool.
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6/8/2011 5:59:00 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/8/2011 5:57:10 PM, Danielle wrote:
The idea of running barefoot sounds terrible to me. I'm sure innomen is right in that you can condition your feet to withstand a lot more than you think, kinda like how guitar players need to develop callouses in order to not bleed every time they play. Still though I would not only be super uncomfortable with sasquatch looking feet, but I would be SO paranoid about hurting myself. I wouldn't be able to concentrate on the run. It takes enough effort for me to jog alone let alone worry about side stepping things that could really hurt me :| The shoes sound interesting though. I've seen them and they're funny looking, but probably really cool.

Yeah but your a girl ;D
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6/8/2011 6:05:43 PM
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My cousin runs barefoot about 12 miles every day, sometimes on unpaved dirt paths, but usually just through the forest. He's pretty ripped.
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6/8/2011 6:08:03 PM
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my younger brother has feet made of wood. you're more agile barefoot without a doubt. when i used be younger and livelier i used always go barefoot playing soccer with the lads. and dance around them. that was on grass though. couldn't see myself enjoying pulling a load of thorns out of my feet.
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6/8/2011 6:10:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/8/2011 6:05:43 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
My cousin runs barefoot about 12 miles every day, sometimes on unpaved dirt paths, but usually just through the forest. He's pretty ripped.

Dayum :O I just tried jogging on the cement/grass around my pool and it was awful.
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6/8/2011 6:12:16 PM
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i've turned into one lazy bastard since i reached legal drinking age. i'mma have to take up something fitness wise i'd say. i suppose running to start. or thai boxing if i can find a club near anywhere i'd be. i'd love to be a thai boxer.
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Steelerman6794
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6/8/2011 7:38:14 PM
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I have flat feet and require custom orthodics to ensure there's arch support on my feet. I love running, and I wish I could try going barefoot, but I don't see any way to do it without having permanent fallen arches :|
Rob1_Billion
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6/9/2011 2:37:15 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/8/2011 5:57:10 PM, Danielle wrote:
I would...be super uncomfortable with sasquatch looking feet.

Yeah I've thought of that. Like a hobbit. A sacrifice I may have to make, even though my GF likes my soft soles.
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Rob1_Billion
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6/9/2011 2:37:49 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/8/2011 6:05:43 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
My cousin runs barefoot about 12 miles every day, sometimes on unpaved dirt paths, but usually just through the forest. He's pretty ripped.

Wait... so most of the time he runs bare-foot on pavement?
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6/9/2011 2:43:33 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/8/2011 6:12:16 PM, badger wrote:
i've turned into one lazy bastard since i reached legal drinking age. i'mma have to take up something fitness wise i'd say. i suppose running to start. or thai boxing if i can find a club near anywhere i'd be. i'd love to be a thai boxer.

Muay thai is really fun. Just make sure you go to a legit place because a lot of martial arts studios are complete rip offs or just health centers trying to cash in on the MMA fad.
badger
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6/9/2011 5:02:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/9/2011 2:38:42 PM, Rob1_Billion wrote:
At 6/8/2011 6:12:16 PM, badger wrote:
i'd love to be a thai boxer.

Have you ever tried dance-fighting?

i've never tried anything formal. this is ireland. we've got nothing here but stupid karate. and thai boxing a few places but unfortunately nowhere near where i'm currently stationed. i'll be a master eventually though! that dance fighting sounds cool. knees, elbows and headbutts would be kinda my style.. wouldn't be altogether so acrobatic though.. which is why i figured thai boxing would be the one for me in the first place.
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6/9/2011 5:05:33 PM
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At 6/9/2011 2:43:33 PM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
At 6/8/2011 6:12:16 PM, badger wrote:
i've turned into one lazy bastard since i reached legal drinking age. i'mma have to take up something fitness wise i'd say. i suppose running to start. or thai boxing if i can find a club near anywhere i'd be. i'd love to be a thai boxer.

Muay thai is really fun. Just make sure you go to a legit place because a lot of martial arts studios are complete rip offs or just health centers trying to cash in on the MMA fad.

looks awesome too!
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6/9/2011 5:08:04 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/9/2011 2:37:49 PM, Rob1_Billion wrote:
At 6/8/2011 6:05:43 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
My cousin runs barefoot about 12 miles every day, sometimes on unpaved dirt paths, but usually just through the forest. He's pretty ripped.

Wait... so most of the time he runs bare-foot on pavement?

Doesn't hurt as much as you'd think, provided you aren't a snorlax.
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6/9/2011 5:11:28 PM
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At 6/9/2011 5:05:33 PM, badger wrote:
At 6/9/2011 2:43:33 PM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
At 6/8/2011 6:12:16 PM, badger wrote:
i've turned into one lazy bastard since i reached legal drinking age. i'mma have to take up something fitness wise i'd say. i suppose running to start. or thai boxing if i can find a club near anywhere i'd be. i'd love to be a thai boxer.

Muay thai is really fun. Just make sure you go to a legit place because a lot of martial arts studios are complete rip offs or just health centers trying to cash in on the MMA fad.

looks awesome too!

that now i reckon i'd be acrobatic enough for. i'mma have to try a few of those kicks.
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6/9/2011 5:13:27 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/9/2011 5:08:04 PM, Thaddeus wrote:
At 6/9/2011 2:37:49 PM, Rob1_Billion wrote:
At 6/8/2011 6:05:43 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
My cousin runs barefoot about 12 miles every day, sometimes on unpaved dirt paths, but usually just through the forest. He's pretty ripped.

Wait... so most of the time he runs bare-foot on pavement?

Doesn't hurt as much as you'd think, provided you aren't a snorlax.

Snorlax was barefoot, and after defeating him, rather than fainting, he lumbered back into the mountains...BAREFOOT!
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6/9/2011 5:16:31 PM
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At 6/9/2011 5:13:27 PM, OreEle wrote:
At 6/9/2011 5:08:04 PM, Thaddeus wrote:
At 6/9/2011 2:37:49 PM, Rob1_Billion wrote:
At 6/8/2011 6:05:43 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
My cousin runs barefoot about 12 miles every day, sometimes on unpaved dirt paths, but usually just through the forest. He's pretty ripped.

Wait... so most of the time he runs bare-foot on pavement?

Doesn't hurt as much as you'd think, provided you aren't a snorlax.

Snorlax was barefoot, and after defeating him, rather than fainting, he lumbered back into the mountains...BAREFOOT!

maybe it had nothing to do with the being barefoot and just to do with him having a heart attack if he ran? that was the only sense i could make of it.
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6/9/2011 5:17:17 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/9/2011 5:16:31 PM, badger wrote:
At 6/9/2011 5:13:27 PM, OreEle wrote:
At 6/9/2011 5:08:04 PM, Thaddeus wrote:
At 6/9/2011 2:37:49 PM, Rob1_Billion wrote:
At 6/8/2011 6:05:43 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
My cousin runs barefoot about 12 miles every day, sometimes on unpaved dirt paths, but usually just through the forest. He's pretty ripped.

Wait... so most of the time he runs bare-foot on pavement?

Doesn't hurt as much as you'd think, provided you aren't a snorlax.

Snorlax was barefoot, and after defeating him, rather than fainting, he lumbered back into the mountains...BAREFOOT!

maybe it had nothing to do with the being barefoot and just to do with him having a heart attack if he ran? that was the only sense i could make of it.

or maybe he'd suffer emotional trauma?
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6/9/2011 5:19:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/9/2011 5:13:27 PM, OreEle wrote:
At 6/9/2011 5:08:04 PM, Thaddeus wrote:
At 6/9/2011 2:37:49 PM, Rob1_Billion wrote:
At 6/8/2011 6:05:43 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
My cousin runs barefoot about 12 miles every day, sometimes on unpaved dirt paths, but usually just through the forest. He's pretty ripped.

Wait... so most of the time he runs bare-foot on pavement?

Doesn't hurt as much as you'd think, provided you aren't a snorlax.

Snorlax was barefoot, and after defeating him, rather than fainting, he lumbered back into the mountains...BAREFOOT!

My point exactly. Now remember kids, don't play the flute near sleeping fat chicks.