Hi group. I think I've posted here maybe once before.
So Nike has their spiffy little commecial and ridiculous web page (the
front page is flash, takes more than 15 minutes to load over dial up)
and a team of crack rocket-shoe scientists, who, after years of intense
research have finally come up with something that isn't even a shoe,
but sells for a minimum of $85 (in an array of styles and colors).
I'd been thinking about barefoot training for awhile, but just haven't
gotten around to it. I heard about running flats once. Are these that
much better? Do I really want to pay Nike $85 for something put
together by a 13 Filipino girl somewhere or isn't there some cheaper
I'm feeling really dumb about this. Becuase I can't figure out why so
much effort is going into something that is basically protecting your
feet from the elements and sharp objects, but otherwise doing nothing.
Aside from the obvious skin problems, couldn't I just wrap my feet in
duct tape and go for a run?
Tangent - Anybody from around Philly?