mybud saidI'm a avid runner...When I hear this running bare foot ...even after hearing the rationale...I think how could they do it?..The bottoms of my feet are so sensitive I'd be fucked...Ya I know.... after awhile your soles would harden up...but still..ouch....BUD
true , but it depends on the surface. I did it last summer . On grass it's heaven, sand also.
If there's a bit of gravel , it depends of the size and the type. The round pebble like stones are ok, but the hard edge blue stones are painful. Paved roads are surprisingly easy if they're not too hot .
i don't know how guys get to run trails though. I read about a guy who did half the Long Trail ( Vermont) running it barefoot.
But all things considered , the fun of it isn't worth the risks of injury. We NEED our feet !!